The Business Architecture defines the structure of the business processes and their alignment with hospital strategy. It is supported by the Data Architecture, which specifies how the business fits together logically so that the data can be used to manage the hospital in a strategic and integrated fashion. This data, however, has to be collected and distributed to the business processes. The framework in which this is done is called the Technical Architecture. Computer networks distribute data to the hospital’s business processes, and the Technical Architecture specifies how these networks should “fit” with these business processes: Can they fit with the decentralization, coordination, and sequencing of the business processes?
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