While many think being a good CIO means accommodating clinician requests, Laurene Vamprine says it takes more than that. In fact, she says if a CIO’s going to have any chance of saying ‘yes,’ the proper infrastructure must already be in place. Rather than relying on clairvoyance for such knowledge, Vamprine says it’s essential to proactively approach business leaders to learn about their plans for the next few years. To learn more about her methods of seeing into the future — along with Erlanger’s plans for achieving Meaningful Use, healthsystemCIO.com editor Anthony Guerra recently chatted with the Tennessee-based executive.
- About Erlanger
- A Siemens Invision shop, but “We just products from just about every vendor” (considering Soarian)
- GE Centricity on the employed physician practice side
- Picis (Ingenix) in the ED
- CareStream PACS, Philips Cardiac PACS
- Oracle’s PeopleSoft for general financials, HR, applicant tracking, payroll
- Kronos for timekeeping
- “We are heavily interfaced. We want to collect the data once and replicate it”
- Envious of the enterprise shops?
- Siemens OpenLink as the integration engine: “We’re running about 260 interfaces”
- McKesson for medical records, chart management
- Remember: just because it’s from the same vendor doesn’t mean it’s integrated
- “One of the main responsibilities of the CIO is education”