System Selection: Aligning Vision and Technology

President Obama’s recent allotment of roughly $20 billion for health information technology (HIT) has healthcare information technology (IT) professionals and provider organizations across the U.S. reconsidering long-deferred IT projects. Whether embarking on the monumental task of an electronic health record implementation, or simply replacing an out-of-date billing system, it is imperative to select the vendor and system whose strengths are most in line with organizational vision and functional needs.

This paper discusses a system selection methodology for aligning the provider organization’s strategic vision, goals and objectives with the proposed technology solution being purchased from the vendor.

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