Title: Relevance of IT governance for the Swiss healthcare sector
Authors : Krey, Mike
Proceedings: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing
Pages : 58
Pages to: 62
Conference details: IADIS International Conference on Applied Computing, Rome, Italy, 19-21 November 2009
Editors of the parent work: Weghorn, Hans
Isaías, Pedro
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IADIS Press
Issue Date: 2009
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : IT governance; Cobit; Healthcare
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
362: Health and social services
Abstract: The issues, opportunities and challenges of effectively governing an organization’s Information Technology (IT) demands and resources has become a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. Germany and other European countries have already challenged the introduction of the Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). By the end of 2012 the Swiss DRG will be introduced and the Swiss healthcare sector is currently searching for methods and practices for the solution of operational planning and optimization of IT processes. Organizational structures, legal restraints and over the years increased heterogeneous IT systems are just a few aspects which make the healthcare sector a sensible field for the implementation of IT governance. Therefore, an integrated and comprehensive approach to the governance of IT and its resources is becoming critical to more effectively align, invest, measure, deploy and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of the business. In this context IT as a business enabler can play an important role in Swiss hospitals, but it also has the potential for many risks, which may disrupt operations and have unintended consequences. In the last years a range of best practice models (e.g. Control Objectives for IT and related Technologies (CobiT)) as well as proprietary frameworks have been developed (e.g. Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)) which are also summarized under the topic of IT governance and describe goals, processes and organizational aspects of IT management and control.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Business Information Technology (IWI)
Publication type: Conference paper
URI: http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/relevance-of-it-governance-for-the-swiss-healthcare-sector
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14410
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