"Without your health, not much else matters" - a very sick person.
If you have not come across this bit of wisdom in your travels, especially if you are a young, healthy person, at some point you will. The value of good health is always discounted until it is sorely needed. Whatever your opinion of the political aspect of healthcare reform, changes are underway for all of us, and especially for the healthcare industry.
Aside from the science of medicine, delivering healthcare efficiently and economically requires massive amounts of information technology and systems. The systems are complex and layered. Changing these systems requires a fresh look and a framework to assess the value of the proposed changes to determine if they align with the business' goals and objectives. Without passing judgment, we have had friends in the healthcare field confess to failed multi-million dollar projects that never should have been started.
However, that's not always the case. After many successful engagements in the healthcare field, including with clients like IMS Health, we want to share our experiences and offer best practices for how other healthcare organizations can properly prepare for the changes ahead, resulting in more value for the company.
DCG's upcoming webinar series, Healthcare IT: Managing IT like a Business? Managing for Business Value? The IT-CMF Framework., will share research and findings on what happens when you approach IT differently, focusing on the questions:
· What critical capabilities does a healthcare IT organization need and how are they aligned with the business?
· Is the organization ready to make the needed changes as fast and as effectively as possible?
· How can organization prepare for changes to result in the most value possible?
Any IT practitioner in the healthcare field will be able to report back to Senior Management about a framework focused on IT Value can help manage the future of Healthcare IT.
The first opportunity to attend this webinar is June 21 at 1:30pm EST.
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