Using IT to improve quality at NewYork-Presybterian Hospital: a requirements-driven strategic planning process. Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Hospitals, Religious
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care


  • At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, we are committed to the delivery of high quality care. We have implemented a strategic planning process to determine the information technology initiatives that will best help us improve quality. The process began with the creation of a Clinical Quality and IT Committee. The Committee identified 2 high priority goals that would enable demonstrably high quality care: 1) excellence at data warehousing, and 2) optimal use of automated clinical documentation to capture encounter-related quality and safety data. For each high priority goal, a working group was created to develop specific recommendations. The Data Warehousing subgroup has recommended the implementation of an architecture management process and an improved ability for users to get access to aggregate data. The Structured Documentation subgroup is establishing recommendations for a documentation template creation process. The strategic planning process at times is slow, but assures that the organization is focusing on the information technology activities most likely to lead to improved quality.

publication date

  • December 2006



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1839421

PubMed ID

  • 17238381

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 449

end page

  • 53