Q&A: How to Pitch a $270M Project

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 05-02-2006

Bert Reese, 58, is chief information officer of Sentara Healthcare, which operates seven hospitals in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Sentara, which had $2.2 billion in revenue in 2005, in January began rolling out Epic Systems' clinical information system. The project is expected to cost $270 million in hardware, software and operating expenses over 10 years. Reese spoke recently with Senior Editor Todd Spangler.

Baseline: That's a big price tag.

Reese: Yeah. It's the most expensive I.T. project we've ever undertaken.

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