Unit 8 Assignment Instructions
Imagine that you have been hired as the chief information officer
(CIO) of an academic healthcare system. The healthcare system consists
of several large hospitals and several dozen outpatient clinics, all
using the same EHR system. There is an affiliated but independent
physician practice group as well as a School of Medicine with a strong
research focus. The current health IT governance structure is as
described in Figure 23-2, except that the current committees function
independently of one another and, as a result, health IT resources are
being overwhelmed by requests coming from a variety of sources, each
with its own priority list.
As one of your first tasks on the job, you have been asked to lead
the formulation and implementation of a new health IT governance
structure. The effectiveness of the new governance structure will be
critical to your success and the success of your team and the
institution as a whole.
Based on the information above, how would you go about assessing the
current state of health IT governance and your organization’s health IT
Write a 3–4 page paper with your assessment. Cite sources when necessary, following APA formatting principles.
Unit 8 Assignment Grading Rubric = 60 points
Points earned by student
Created assessment of the current state of health IT governance in the organization.
Created assessment of the organization’s health IT governance capabilities.
Paper is the proper length
Paper formatted in APA format
Total (Sum of all points)
Points deducted for spelling, grammar, and/or APA errors.
Adjusted total points