Information and communications technology (ICT) is a critical enabler and transformative agent in the delivery of government services. It entails considerable investment.
ICT strategic planning plays a critical role in managing ICT investments and aligning ICT activities with strategic goals and objectives.
This audit examined the effectiveness of ICT strategic planning in the public health sector. It assessed:
the alignment of the Statewide Health ICT Strategic Framework (the Framework) and Digitising Health: How information and communications technology will enable person-centred health and wellbeing within Victoria with the objectives and priorities of the government’s IT strategy
how effectively the Department of Health and Human Services (the department) implemented the Framework
whether the department provides clear leadership and direction to public health services to inform their ICT strategic planning, particularly for clinical ICT systems.