Hospital Improves Internal Communication and Business Processes with New Intranet
When it opened in 2002, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana was the first freestanding hospital in Indianapolis to provide advanced treatment of cardiovascular disease. Until recently, the hospital used an HTML-based intranet to disseminate announcements, links, and other information to its 470 employees and 200 contract workers. Information on that system was difficult to find. With help from Crowe Chizek and Company, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, the hospital deployed Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 in November 2007. The new integrated and interactive solution provides easy access to information, enhances productivity, improves communication, and supports increased security for confidential information. In a March 2008 survey, 87% of St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana team members and contractors who completed the survey responded favorably to the new solution.