Best Practices for Management and Board Collaboration in Health IT Adoption

The content of this best-practices guide, and the process by which it was assembled, are emblematic of how NAHIT works. Bringing the knowledge, experience and vision of our members and other health care leaders to the forefront, this guide represents the real-world and best practices of a wide variety of organizations. Because these senior leaders shared their experiences, we are able to present you with the best advice that they can offer. The consensus-gathering, synthesis of information into knowledge, and cross-industry leadership required to produce this guide, are the hallmarks of NAHIT's approach in all of its initiatives.

The content of this best-practices guide, and the process by which it was assembled, are emblematic of how NAHIT works. Bringing the knowledge, experience and vision of our members and other health care leaders to the forefront, this guide represents the real-world and best practices of a wide variety of organizations. Because these senior leaders shared their experiences, we are able to present you with the best advice that they can offer. The consensus-gathering, synthesis of information into knowledge, and cross-industry leadership required to produce this guide, are the hallmarks of NAHIT's approach in all of its initiatives.
In this case, NAHIT's effective lLeadership work group formulated the idea to conduct what we've termed Virtual Idea Exchanges. Over a 5-month period, we conducted eight web-based, hour-long discussions for senior leaders to share best practices for achieving strategic goals through effective health IT implementation. Each Virtual Idea Exchange explored a specific aspect of forging new working relationships among senior management and boards in the implementation of health care IT.

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