Information Technology

Information technology is increasingly critical to the overall operation and financial success of a hospital because it directly affects patient fiscal services and provision of clinical care. CHC Consulting has developed a comprehensive technology evaluation process that reviews IT governance and strategic planning, the operational aspects of technology support for both clinical and financial systems, as well as security processes related to HIPAA requirements.

Benefits

Turnaround

A multi-day, onsite technology assessment provides a review of existing IT infrastructure and clinical technology as well as evaluation of clinical and non-clinical policies and procedures to resolve compliance and security issues.


The review enables us to generate a report highlighting opportunities for technology improvements, as well as critical recommendations related to security and clinical and non-clinical technology exposures.

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Learn out how an CHC can help your hospital improve its Information Technology performance.

Blog

Managing Organizational Risk: Ways to Keep Your Hospital Safe

In this era of electronic data, we’ve come to expect that personal information stored electronically will remain private, accessible only on a “need-to-know” basis to those you identify. But what happens when organizational data becomes available to others as a result of cyber attacks? As an industry, hospitals face particular challenges.

In fact, health care organizations top the list of the most cyber-attacked industries, followed by manufacturing, financial services and the government. Data breaches place private patient data at risk, and HIPAA standards and compliance audits don’t adequately address security...


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Case Studies

Rural hospital leverages USAC funding to save on telecom services, provide better care – Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, TX

The Situation

Yoakum Community Hospital’s antiquated data network and low-speed internet fell short of meeting today’s healthcare industry demands, including use of electronic health records. “We need to be up 24-7 with reliable connections and redundant circuits in case of a primary system failure,” says Crystal Harris, the hospital’s IT director. CHC leveraged federal USAC funding for IT upgrades including high-speed internet and disaster recovery. Citing improvements in patient care as well as operational and financial performance, hospital CFO John Olivares calls the upgrades a “quantum leap forward” for the...


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Solutions

CHC Helps Hospitals Dial Down Telecom Expenses

In at least one respect, rural hospitals are no different than metropolitan hospitals — both need advanced telecom systems and robust data circuits for optimal patient experiences and clinical outcomes. However, these services typically cost more for rural health care providers, making it difficult to keep up with the latest advancements. This is where Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) can help. Accessing a government program, CHC Consulting, the management and consulting arm of CHC, helps eligible hospitals obtain federal funding earmarked specifically to address this discrepancy. With telecom as well as...


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