No ERP vendor overwhelmingly satisfies clients more than others but, with so few options, migrating to a new vendor may not be worth the cost, according to a new report published by KLAS. For the new study, The Conundrum of ERP: Is It Possible to Get Functionality and Service?, KLAS interviewed 225 provider organizations, focusing primarily on the three most prominent players, Lawson, McKesson, and Oracle. All three rated below the KLAS average for HIT.
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.
Implementing a few clinical systems isn’t going to get you applause at El Camino Hospital. That’s because the organization has “been there, done that,” implementing the first CPOE system some 40 years ago. Considering that tough crowd, the CIO role isn’t for newcomers, and Greg Walton is no newcomer. With 40 years in the business […]
Business intelligence software can be of extremely high value to healthcare organizations, though the value is greater if hospitals go outside their four walls for implementation assistance, according to a new report by KLAS entitled, “Enterprise Business Intelligence: Does Shopping Outside Healthcare Pay Off?” Solutions such as those from Dimensional Insight, IBM, Information Builders and […]
Eclipsys has released “Helios by Eclipsys,” an open architecture platform that — in conjunction with company-provided software development kits — will allow certified third parties to natively write applications. Leveraging this model, the company contends, healthcare organizations can utilize best-of-breed applications in an integrated environment with Eclipsys enterprise solutions. The result is removal of the […]