It may seem pessimistic, but planning for the divorce before entering into a relationship with a vendor is the most practical move healthcare leaders can make – especially when it involves data, according to CIOs Chuck Podesta and Saad Chaudry.
As CIO of a multihospital system, Lee Milligan, MD, has had enough experience to categorize vendors into three buckets: transactional vendor, partner vendor, and transactional vendor masquerading as a partner. In this blog, he explains how he arrived at the theory, and whether it still holds true.
Although technology has made huge strides since data sharing initiatives were first launched, unanswered questions still remain – particularly around people and processes, said our panelists during a recent webinar.
For rural health organizations, cost optimization “is always top of mind,” says CIO Darrell Bodnar. In this podcast, he talks about how becoming a three-hospital system has dramatically improved contract negotiations, and the “passion” that helps him stay rooted in the community.
The difference between a vendor and a partnership is actually quite simple, according to Tom Barnett. A vendor will try to sell a product – regardless of whether is the right fit, whereas a partner wants to find the right fit, even if it’s not their product.