Today, healthcare operates in a complex array of applications that bring together the vital information to care for patients, and also produce output to memorialize that care. The creation of documentation can have unintended consequences when decisions are not in lock-step with current practices and organization policies. Too often, when committee charters are developed, they are outlined with a single purpose. In fact, a governance structure should have avenues to and from various channels, depending on issues that arise during committee discussion. Integrating specific committee charters into an organizational-wide IT governance strategy allows alignment with higher level senior personas across the organization, and insures that organizational vision, guiding principles, and top strategies are in alignment with recommendations, plans, and operational strategies. This presentation will focus on the integration and consequences when governance fails to integrate vertically across the healthcare organization.
Define the scope of an effective governance program
Discuss the impact of disparate channels of governance and examples of governance breakdown
Identify approaches to designing an effective governance structure
Discuss the importance of communication and transparency
Discuss how tactics and strategy can overlap if not structured effectively