HCIS 420 – Week 1 Individual Assignment IT Briefing

HCIS 420 – Week 1 Individual Assignment IT Briefing
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Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper given the following situation:

You are selected for an internship for the CIO of a prestigious health care organization. In your first meeting with the CIO, she asks for your help in preparing a briefing she is presenting to the board.

The organization is considering expanding into an integrated health care delivery system and wants the CIO to present on the differences in IT organizational and functional needs for a teaching hospital, a radiology outpatient clinic, and a home health care agency that will become part of the integrated delivery system. Consider the following questions as you create the briefing:

  • Does each type of organization need a server operations department? Consider the following departments:

    • Desktop services department
    • Network operations department
    • Application programming department
    • Interface development department
    • Help desk

  • Can some of these be combined to serve all of the entities?
  • Which of these functions are best onsite at each facility?
  • Which are most efficiently delivered on a consolidated basis?
  • What are the risks and benefits associated with each alternative?

Use at least two peer-reviewed references.


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