While just about every CIO in healthcare can be described as intelligent, only a handful deserve to be called wise. One of those is undoubtedly M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Lynn Vogel. And Vogel is not the kind of CIO to keep all that wisdom to himself. As such, he’s an active educator in both the university and industry spheres — the latter as an instructor in CHIME’s popular CIO Boot Camps. To learn more about Vogel’s take on the trends roiling healthcare — and his work at MD Anderson — healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently caught up with the Texas-based CIO.
- MD’s application environment
- The evolution of a homegrown EMR — ClinicStation
- The main components of cancer care — research, clinical care & tissue
- Enter ResearchStation and TissueStation
- “We probably have the most extensive SOA architecture deployment in healthcare”
- ClinicStation built on Microsoft platform in visual basic — transitioned to .NET
- ResearchStation built on open source Java (in SOA)
- Built commercial-grade software development factory — new releases of ClinicStation every 4-6 weeks
- 75 staff in India dedicated to testing and development, soon monitoring
- Siemens Invision for patient billing (since 1990)
- Looking at Soarian upgrade (nice SOA) — “excellent candidate for integration”
- Integrating clinicians and financials
- “Big challenges around interoperability are not necessarily application specific, but they are driven by architectural decisions”
- Soarian & ClinicStation = perfect together?
- Working with Glaser