Cost will also be a factor, but when it comes to creating and maintaining strong vendor partnerships, leaders are looking at much more than just the price tag, according to Tom Barnett, Kate Pierce, and other thought leaders we’ve interviewed.
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.
Digital initiatives are more about workflow than anything else, says Tom Barrett. In this podcast, he talks about the progression of the CIO role, what it takes to drive change, and how he has made himself available to his team during the pandemic.
The key to getting IT folks at the table when decisions are being made, rather than after the fact? By helping them to understand the critical role they play in patient care, says CIO Tom Barrett, who talks about going from service provider to ‘transformational partner.’
The larger the organization, the more difficult it becomes to manage IT requests and ensure initiatives align with the organization’s strategic vision. That, says CIO Tom Barnett, is where advisory councils come into play.