Transformative IT Creates Community Hospital of the Future
Freestone Medical Center in Fairfield, Texas, relied on an on-premise IT infrastructure to handle its data-processing, Internet and telecommunications systems. But as the years passed, the system’s hardware and software applications grew more costly and cumbersome for the 37-bed acute care hospital.
The small rural hospital’s on-site IT costs included hardware replacement and software license renewals that annually racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in expense, siphoning a large portion of the hospital’s limited yearly IT budget. The system’s increasing operating expenditures also absorbed funding...