IT Governance is Critically Important for

Successful Implementations

IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems describes how to create an Information Technology (IT) governance process that increases the number of IT projects that support the strategy of a hospital or health system and are completed on-time and on- budget. It defines and describes IT governance as it is currently practiced in leading healthcare organizations. Without a governance structure, IT at many hospitals and healthcare systems is a haphazard endeavor that typically results in late, over budget projects and ultimately many disparate systems that don't function well together. IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems defines IT governance and why it is important. It describes the components of IT governance and the keys to a successful governance process. Roles, responsibilities and committee structure are defined. Process and work flows that lead to successful governance are described. The relationship of IT governance to project and portfolio management is explained. While examples from hospitals and health systems will appear throughout the book, the final section contains several detailed case studies of effective IT governance. To order a copy, visit  CRC Press To view excepts in Google Books, click on  IT Governance
Why IT Governance Is Even More Important Because of Federal Mandates

Designing and implementing an effective IT governance process takes time and effort, but the investment is necessary to

make progress on both federal mandates and opportunities as well as support the organization’s objectives.  While federal

mandates and opportunities may point to what the industry needs to do, there’s flexibility in how each organization

addresses those mandates and opportunities, and there’s a need to move beyond the requirements to leverage the

investment in IT.

Kropf & Scalzi, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, HIMSS, Spring 2013  
IT Governance
© Roger Kropf, PhD 2018