Aligning business and information technology domains: Strategic planning in hospitals

J. C. Henderson, J. B. Thomas

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This article develops a framework for strategic information technology (IT) management in hospitals, termed the Strategic Alignment Model. This model is defined in terms of four domains-business strategy, IT strategy, organizational infrastructure, and IT infrastructure-each with its constituent components. The concept of strategic alignment is developed using two fundamental dimensions-strategic fit and integration. Different perspectives that hospitals use for aligning the various domains are discussed, and a prescriptive model of strategic IT planning is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-87
Number of pages17
JournalHospital and Health Services Administration
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management


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