Columbus 2020: Cardinal Health
Cardinal Health touches just about every aspect of healthcare. The Fortune 15 company offers wholesale distribution for pharmaceutical products in more than 70 countries; supply distribution; Cardinal-branded product sourcing and manufacturing; nuclear pharmacy and new post-acute services.
Cardinal Health has a lot of work to keep track of. That’s why its IT system, Enterprise Information Technology, is so vital. “The technology supports the operations of the company from supply chain distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, all the way to commercial technology, which we actually sell to our customers directly, so we have technology implemented at the customer. It’s a very mission-critical part of what we do here at Cardinal,” says Patty Morrison, executive vice president of customer support services and chief information officer.
“We have a very big set of business models here that are servicing across those multiple customers. So IT here is at the base and fundamental capability of every single thing,” she adds.
Morrison credits the Columbus Region with Cardinal Health’s thriving IT operations.
“I’ve worked in a lot of different cities, and one of the things I absolutely love about Columbus is that it has a great collaborative nature to it.”
As a member of the board at Columbus Collaboratory, Morrison works closely with six other members who are chief information/technology officers at their respective companies.
RACHEL RAY, AICP
Dublin-based Cardinal Health’s CIO says Columbus Region is a place where IT thrives due to collaboration on topics like cyber security, data and analytics, IT talent development.