How are strategic planning, performance improvement, and information systems interrelated and fundamental to the delivery of quality health care?

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Strategic planning, performance improvement and information systems are all important in the delivery of quality health care.  Each item is interrelated to each other.

Many health care organizations develop a strategic plan.  The strategic plan includes goals for the future.  The strategic plan usually includes goals for performance improvement.  Performance...

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Strategic planning, performance improvement and information systems are all important in the delivery of quality health care.  Each item is interrelated to each other.

Many health care organizations develop a strategic plan.  The strategic plan includes goals for the future.  The strategic plan usually includes goals for performance improvement.  Performance improvement has become increasingly important in the past few years as health care organizations have moved into pay for performance.  As a result, performance improvement has become an important part of the strategic plan.

In order to track performance improvement and other goals outlined in the strategic plan, information systems are needed.  Several health care organizations are implementing EMRs (electronic medical records) to better track performance measures and other strategic measures involving patient care.  

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