IT as revenue driver
UPMC is much more aggressive than most companies about taking its ideas for tech-driven internal improvement and turning that into commercial tech products to sell to other healthcare companies. My sense is that companies need to commit to this IT-as-revenue as a business model like UPMC has, and that it's hard to do for a one-off great idea IT has. Do others out there have experience with doing this?
[If you're really interested in this idea, I'm going to be interview Rebecca Kaul and UPMC's CIO at the InformationWeek Conference in a month. Details at informationweek.com/conference. ]