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Healthcare spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8 trillion by 2021, up from $2.6 trillion in 2010 and $75 billion in 1970. Despite this increase in total spending, reimbursements related to the delivery of care have been decreasing. Additionally, reimbursements are increasingly related to the use of health information technology and its impact upon improving patient satisfaction and their clinical outcomes. This new economic paradigm, tied to customer satisfaction with service, is driving healthcare delivery organizations to rethink how they conduct business and optimize efficiencies and effectiveness by creative uses of available and emerging information technologies. This increasing use of information technology within healthcare’s business and clinical related activities requires an aggressive overhaul of outdated work flows, legacy development styles, utilization of up-to-date subject matter experts, and other related activities. The Agile Framework and Scrum specifically are especially well suited to meet new demands being placed onto healthcare delivery systems nationwide so that they may more easily respond to changing and complex priorities while increasing productivity among other deliverables. The NY Metro Health Information Technology Agile/Scrum Group welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the healthcare vertical and its need of the Agile/Scrum framework as it applies its expanding use of information technology, reengineering of its existing business processes, expansion of its clinical activities into the mobile arena, and related topics.