Transforming the Healthcare Sector with Enterprise Architecture - Part-I
Roar Engen, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Helse Sør-Øst RHF, Norway
The Healthcare environment is complex, with a conservative culture with regards to utilizing information technology to drive and support transformation towards a more patient and citizen-centric experience.
In order to support and drive change, the Norwegian healthcare organisations establish the Nasjonal IKT to focus on common information strategies, standardization, shared practices and implementations across the sector.
Case: In 2010 Nasjonal IKT decided that the The Open Group Architecture Framework / TOGAF will be the standard for architectural work in all National projects, and strongly advised the four healthcare regions to use the standard. This kicked off a series of activities both within the Nasjonal IKT, in the regional healthcare organizations and created interest for the framework and practices throughout the whole healthcare sector. Nasjonal IKT has worked systematically to build competence and experience, mature and address stakeholders, establish shared practices and leverage the value existing and proven practices from organizations like The Open Group can provide.
The presentation will take the audience through part-I of the EA transformation journey for the public healthcare sector in Norway and share experiences from the three first years from end-user, customer and provider perspectives.
It will conclude with some lessons learned, and thoughts on what part 2 holds in terms of challenges and opportunities.
-- The value of competence, proven practice and structure in a conservative culture;
-- Maturing EA in Healthcare;
-- Approaching EA in a specific organisational culture context
Roar Engen is Head of Enterprise Architecture at Helse Sør-Øst RHF (the Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority), the largest of the four Regional Health Authorities in Norway. He also works for the National ICT in Norway, which is the institution responsible for coordinating ICT-related initiatives in the specialized health care services.