Organize and Plan for Success

Yours is a complex organization of people working to deliver care in the digital age. Like many, you face cost pressures, increased risk, regulatory scrutiny, mergers & affiliations while managing continuous digital transformation. Understanding how information technology, security, and privacy coexist is essential in addressing this ever-changing landscape.

Healthcare leaders must develop and execute an affordable strategy that addresses the following questions:

  • How do we anticipate and respond to critical market drivers while delivering the best patient care?
  • Are my IT & Security capabilities aligned to support my organization’s clinical operations, business priorities, and organizational vision?
  • Is my organization optimally leveraging our existing tools, platforms and resources to achieve our strategic
  • How do we anticipate and respond to critical market drivers while delivering the best patient care?
  • Are my IT & Security capabilities aligned to support my organization’s clinical operations, business priorities, and organizational vision?
  • Is my organization optimally leveraging our existing tools, platforms and resources to achieve our strategic objectives?
  • How do I benchmark progress and develop success measures that show value in our initiatives?
  • What’s the appropriate governance structure for effective IT and Risk Management decision-making and prioritization?
  • How do we strengthen our infrastructure, talent, program management and services support?
  • Is my organization structured and staffed appropriately to deliver on its commitments?
  • How do we keep abreast of regulatory, policy, and compliance changes that impact our business today and into the future?
  • What risks do my 3rd Party vendors bring to my organization?

Vision and Planning

Developing a path to more secure and efficient care requires a holistic view, an alignment Without a destination, or a shared vision, healthcare delivery organizations can stray and waste precious commodities such as time and money. First Health Advisory collaborates with you to establish the vision of what you define as success. With that vision and your organization’s business goals we develop a path to a more secure and efficient care system. First Health is led by former healthcare CISO’s, CIO’s, and CTO’s that are astute strategists and are prepared to assist with your planning needs.

  • Strategic Alignment A holistic current-state review of organizational business goals, policies, controls and security posture to inform the roadmap
  • Identify Strategic Distinctions Legal, regulatory, environmental, risk tolerance
  • Digital Transformation Planning System Selections, Proofs of Concept, and Success Scoping
  • Road Map Development Strategy, playbook, control approach, technology stack, personnel plan, and timeline

Governance & Policy

As the people, process, technology, and platforms within your organization gain maturity and provide insights, Governance and Policy become critical and central to ongoing value realization and accountability. First Health advisors are experts in security and privacy governance, organizational policy, and government policy.

  • Security Governance Assessment Ensure risk management strategy and vision align with strategic plans
  • Baseline and Benchmark Establish success and performance measures for targeted or enterprise initiatives or programs
  • Policy and Procedure Development Address gaps and capability preparedness
  • Executive and Board Awareness and Reporting Leadership focused presentation, strategic reporting, and business review

3rd Party Analysis and Interoperability

Assessing your current state security and privacy posture on a consistent basis is not only a leading practice, compliance requires it. Beyond full scope assessments, First Health is versed in assessing key IT, security, risk, and asset management platforms, the teams and individuals that utilize them every day, and the processes meant to streamline workflows. Our ability to scale our assessments can meet your needs.

  • Vendor Risk Analysis Assess and stratify the risk introduced to the organization by third party vendors
  • Security and Privacy Review Assess data flow & architecture, technology, personnel, space/facilities, and infrastructure
  • Security and Privacy Policy and Procedure Analysis Review and document gaps in policy, procedure, and assets similar to an OCR audit
  • Privacy Disposition Assessment Consider business model and organizational risk tolerance in context of regulatory concerns (State/US/GDPR/International)
  • Security Program Capability and Maturity; SOC2 Audit Prep; NIST CSF Alignment

Security & IT Investment Prioritization

Leading Healthcare CIOs, CISOs and CTOs regularly recount their daily battles for funding to appropriately support their organizations. At First Health Advisory, we work to optimize the funds invested in support of technology and security. Using the holistic methodology, our teams reduce duplication and introduce efficiencies to improve IT & security posture while demonstrating return on investments.

  • Internal/External Spend Analysis Identify and assess current spend profile relating to peer spend data outlining potential savings and roadmap budgeting strategy
  • Technology De-Duplication Realize unintended overlaps in purchased technology; Optimize redundant systems eliminating unnecessary duplication
  • IT & HTM Security Program Assessment First Health advisors are experts in assessing existing clinical, IT, and OT infrastructure supporting your organization holistically

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