Outline Thesis: "Strategic planning, performance improvement and information systems are certainly not unique to the health care industry, but because human lives are involved, these issues are particularly relevant to health care providers today. I. Body Paragraph 1 A. Strategic Planning 1. Vision and Mission Statements 2. Description of Business 3. Product and Services offered II. Body Paragraph 2 A. Goals B. Objectives C. Functionality III. Body Paragraph 3 A. Trends and opportunities B. Key success factors C. Market Analysis D. Economic evaluation IV. Conclusion
Annotated Bibliography Avison, D., Jones, J., Powell, P., & Wilson, D. (2004). Using and validating the strategic Alignment model. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 13 (3), 223–246. doi:10.1016/j.jsis.2004.08.002 The authors argue that firms cannot be competitive without a strategic plan that aligns information technology strategies with the business. The authors write that the importance of strategic alignment has been stated frequently, and is a key concern to businesses. The authors state that strategic alignment between information technology and the business leads the business to greater profitability by maximizing return on information technology investment, while failure to leverage information technology has adverse effects on business performance. Henderson, J. C., & Sifonis, J. G. (1988). The value of strategic IS planning: Understanding consistency, validity, and IS markets. MIS Quarterly, 12(2), 187–200. This paper argues that an effective strategic IS planning process must provide three elements: (a) a definition of the organization’s needs for IS products and services; (b) consistency between the strategic business plan and strategic IS plan; and (c) a methodology to be able to access the validity of the planning process. The authors write that the need to establish validity is critical within the business environment, and that planning techniques have the ability to strengthen ties between the business and KEY STAGES OF SISP METHODS32information technology.
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