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Health Information Technology (HIT) has become a top priority in the US. The use of technology to electronically use and exchange health information securely between healthcare stakeholders will improve the overall quality, safety, and efficiency of health care delivery. 


Directions:  
After reading Chapters 1-3, answer the following questions in their entirety: 

1) What is the difference between strategic planning and tactical planning?

2) Why is it important to HIS and technology planning for a healthcare organization to have developed its strategic business plan? If the organization or business does not have a strategic business plan, what should HIS planners do?

3) What do the four quadrants of the conceptual HIS planning framework presented in chapter 3 represent? Why are the quadrants organized as they are, and what does it mean to have a balanced HIS architecture?

4) Identify the key HIS and technology elements that need to be contemplated as part of HIS and technology planning.

 

HELPFUL TIP
In order to receive full credit for your Discussion Board assignment you must give complete and detailed answers for all the questions and cite a minimum of 2 references (Only 1 can be the textbook). In addition, you need to respond to a minimum of 2 classmates. In order to get full credit for your responses to your classmates, your responses should be respectful and substantial, not a critique.  Your responses must pose questions to  help further the discussion and utilize supporting details and facts (a reference and in-text citation will assist here) and is REQUIRED for Full Credit.