Building a solid technology foundation enables transformation
As IT professionals, we need to be ahead of the game in terms of establishing and maintaining the capabilities of our technology foundation. This means being smart about understanding the business and staying ahead of its needs.
In more than 35 years of experience in healthcare IT, I have learned the importance of building a solid technology foundation. Much like setting the foundation of a house or a large building, one needs to plan and implement a structural foundation that is robust enough for day one requirements but scalable and extensible enough to support long term stability and future needs.
This is a complicated goal in a business where capital budgets are finite and you are competing for dollars against projects that are seen to grow the business or be transformative. However, the ability to design and implement a technology infrastructure that can