Top 10 Items to Incorporate for IT in Your Strategic Planning
With the landscape of the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) arena changing drastically, now and in the very near future, having a Strategic Plan in place for your organization is more important now than ever. With value based reimbursement, consumer demands, and the hospitals’ mandate for data…the LTPAC market is more competitive than it has ever been! We have to do more for less, and having a plan to overcome this is vital. Furthermore, technology is no longer something to merely “keep up on” in this industry, it is one of the most valuable tools we have on our belt. It is probably the single most key component to taking our strategic plans from being focused on “surviving” to being focused on “thriving.”
What technology initiatives are most important to focus on when developing a Strategic Plan in the LTPAC arena? Here are ProviNET’s top 10:
5 Considerations when Developing the IT Budget
Almost every type of organization struggles with effective information technology (IT) budgeting. Often there is a disconnect between the IT team and the finance department; the IT team doesn’t understand the organization’s budgeting process and the finance department doesn’t understand IT. Leaders can remedy this disconnect by changing the organization’s approach to IT budgeting and move it from an annual “make it fit” endeavor into a much more meaningful ongoing planning process.