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.
- Engaging rank-and-file clinicians in governance
- “This is their life, and we need to understand that we are impacting their life”
- Working with a closed medical staff — is the grass greener?
- IT governance and ERP
- Past: Lawson for accounts payable, purchasing; (Oracle) Peoplesoft for HR
- Upgrade expense (double trouble), integration headaches
- Being a state agency
- Skipping the RFP process
- “It’s always interesting that the same software installed in different places yields very different results”
- ERP — a 15-20 year buy, selecting for the long term
- Oracle wins (also looking at Web center, CRM, & point-of-sale products)
- Selecting a partner for the long term