This new edition of The Strategic Application of Information
Technology in Health Care Organizations offers a peerless guide for
health care leaders to understand information technology (IT)
strategic planning and implementation. Filled with illustrative
case studies, the book explores the link between overall strategy
and information technology strategy. It discusses organizational
capabilities, such as change management, that have an impact on an
organization's overall IT effectiveness, and a wide range of IT
strategy issues. The book covers emerging trends such as
personalized medicine; service-oriented architecture; the
ramification of changes in care delivery models, and the IT
strategies necessary to support public health.
"Health information technology sometimes masquerades as an end
in itself. The reality is that IT is a means to an end, an enabler
of the strategic goals of health care organizations. This volume
reminds us that shaping IT strategy and implementation to an
organization's goals is the key to generating both economic returns
and safer care for patients. You don't need an engineer to
understand how to use IT to advance a health care organization's
strategic agenda. You just need to read this book."-- Jeff
Goldsmith, PhD, president of Health Futures, Inc.
"In this time of health care reform, nothing is more front and
center than health IT. This book is an exceptional blueprint for
the future, with a focus on the essential measures of success for
any system implementation."-- Stephanie Reel, MBA, vice provost for
information technology and chief information officer, The Johns
"In this book, the authors answer the question that every health
care leader should be asking: How do we unlock the promise of
health information technology and fundamentally reshape our
This is a must-read for every person who wants to improve
American health care."-- David Brailer, MD, PhD, chairman of Health
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