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Heath care is one of the most complex and regulated business sectors in the world. In addition, the rapid pace of change in the sector makes it one of the most dependent on information technology. As a result, the providers, manufacturers, insurers and other enterprises in this sector depend heavily on good governance practices and structures to ensure beneficial outcomes for their patients and their health care businesses.

The regulatory context that surrounds the use of technology in the health care sector is fundamental in applying a good governance program. The complimentary white paper from ISACA, GEIT for Health Care, draws on real-world experience in auditing and managing IT operations across many different health care environments in the United States, Europe and other regions around the globe to provide insights into the unique challenges of governance in the health care sector. The paper covers:

  • How the size, scale and significance of the health care sector has changed
  • How health care usage of information technology (IT) differs from other industries
  • How those differences affect enterprise IT governance
  • Whether and how traditional governance models can be used in clinical environments
  • How the evolution of technology is changing health care governance
  • How emerging challenges in health care technology governance may be approached

The white paper also explains emerging patterns of delivery of health care products and services, all of which can affect enterprise governance.

ISACA also offers a companion infographic, 5 Questions Patients Should Ask About Health Care Information Security, that takes this information down to the consumer level, helping patients to understand how their information is collected, used and secured. Engaging with your health care professional leads to better outcomes—whether it is treatment outcomes or information security.