IT in the House

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I was recently interviewed by For the Record magazine about why many hospitals and their CIOs are choosing to bring their IT projects inhouse. Here’s how Elizabeth Roop began the article:

It may be too soon to call it a bona fide trend, but there is a change underway within some hospital IT departments, where they are bucking tradition and handling projects internally rather than outsourcing them to vendors or consultants.

The reasons vary. In some instances, facilities want to maintain better control over what they consider the most important aspects of their IT infrastructure. In others, it’s a desire to reduce reliance on vendors for ongoing maintenance and, in some instances, to reduce costs.

Elizabeth’s premise was interesting and I was happy to provide my thoughts on why it makes sense not to outsource IT in some cases (especially when it’s a strategic requirement).

Let me know what you think about it and whether you agree with my points.


Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.