The problem with not using consultants is that when you do want one, they are hard to find. I had been keeping in touch with Andy Smith since I left FCG 18 years ago. So, I sent him an email today asking if he could help me with something and his email bounces back from the FCG server. Sheesh.
So, I am trying to do some good old fashion benchmarking of similar-sized IT organizations. I know that HIMSS Analytics has some data. But, I really need a consultant to help me with data gathering on my side and turning that data into some insightful analysis. My plan is to present this to my IT Customer Advidory Board (aka Steering Committee) in the first week of February. They have been asking how we compare to similar organizations, which is a good question.
If anyone has an idea who might be good at this please leave a comment here on the blog (so everyone will know). This is a rare opportunity for a healthcare IT consultant to make a connection with our organization.