In a LinkedIn discussion about this post on Best of Breed versus All In One Hospital IT systems (a good read if you haven’t read it already), Keith Jennings offers this additional insight that many hospital CIOs face every day:
We have an added wrinkle of “build vs buy” – as we have considerable software development resources on hand. My boss describes it as “its not wether we build or buy, but rather what will we build and what will we buy”…
I’m interested to hear insight into this subject. How do you as a hospital CIO or other member of a hospital IT staff decide which things you build and which things you buy? Does this really only apply to large hospitals or hospital systems that can afford to have their own development staff?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the subject. It’s a very important question.