Find an article in the literature that outlines either the advantages or disadvantages or both of outsourcing IT. Discuss the findings with your classmates. What have others learned about outsourcing that may be important to your organization?
Visit an IT department in a health care facility in your community and interview the CIO or department director. Examine the IT department’s organizational structure. What functions or services does the IT department provide? How centralized are IT services within the organization? Does the organization employ a CMIO, CISO, or CTO? If so, what are each person’s job qualifications and responsibilities?