Executives Beware: Five Questions Astute Boards Are Asking About Healthcare IT
- February 9, 2019
As data information, and its supporting technologies have appropriately permeated into every aspect of healthcare organizations, governance of an organization’s use and management of its information resources, systems, technologies, and staff must become a critical and necessary component of every executive’s and Board’s agenda. Boards fulfill these oversight and governance roles by asking management–and themselves–tough questions about information technology (IT) that demand clear, straightforward answers.
This paper examines five key questions that today’s astute Boards are asking senior management and other relevant parties regarding the use of IT throughout their organizations. The kinds of questions that Board members should be asking depend extensively on the organization, its use of IT, and the competitive environment in which it operates. The issues outlined in this paper should begin to prompt and sustain serious dialogue among executives, physicians, and Boards to help ensure that the organization is effectively governing its IT Assets.