Acquisition Support: A Case Analysis

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Acquisition Support: A Case Analysis "Achieving value requires the alignment of IT with overall strategies, thoughtful governance, solid information system selection and implementation approaches, and effective organizational change" (Wager, Lee & Glaser, 2009). As a result, careful consideration has to be made regarding the needs of the organization and the type of system to actualize these needs. This is especially true when computerizing medical records (i.e. electronic medical records). Using a scenario, this paper will further explore the justifications for investing in IT, like an electronic medical record (EMR) system. Overview I am CIO in a rural hospital and there is a prospect of the hospital being bought by a larger healthcare provider. Funding is tight and the technology needs serious upgrades. I propose the implementation of an EMR system but it has been met with some disapproval of board members. Analysis In order to ensure the viability of the acquisition, as Chief Information Officer (CIO) it is my job to add IT value to the hospital. This is done by adopting or implementing information technology that gives the hospital an "enduring competing advantage in the markets" (Braden, 2013). Electronic Medical Records affords the hospital this advantage. The electronic medical record (EMR) is a fundamental advertized as a standard of practice for American medicine in the 21st century. The motivation to use EMRs is driven by the need and desire

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