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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 governance capabilities?
Write a 3–4 page paper with your assessment. Cite sources when necessary, following APA formatting principles.