Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas Implements HospitalPortal.NET as its Intranet Platform

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Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas becomes HospitalPortal.NET's first international client.

Doctors Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas., a 72-bed facility that offers primary, specialty, acute care and emergency services has activated its HospitalPortal.NET™ Intranet, the first in its history. Doctors Hospital is the first international client of HospitalPortal.NET, a leading provider of secure hospital-specific Intranet sites for electronic information sharing and information publishing.

"We began a search for an Intranet provider knowing that we needed to improve our communications and our end user training, and incorporate policies and procedures software for Joint Commission accreditation," said Chadwick Williamson, vice-president of information technology. "After examining five providers, we chose HospitalPortal.NET because they really understand what is needed in our hospital environment."

"The clincher for us was the service and support from the company," said Ryan Austin, supervisor of technical support. "We went back and looked at the other four and none could offer the same functions."

Williamson said the company has already realized cost savings in three important areas.

"We did not need to spend as much as we thought we would for the policy and procedures module, we're saving on recurring costs and we expect significant savings in paper costs now that we're online form driven," Williamson said.

Austin said another critical factor in choosing HospitalPortal.NET's intranet is that it is specifically targeted to the needs of the hospital's end users.

"I especially appreciate that they continue developing the technology to meet our changing needs and this really helps when it comes to content management."

Williamson said the new Intranet is invaluable for managing all communications. "The key for us is the system's efficiency," he said, "and you can't put a true price on that."

HospitalPortal.NET™, Rolling Meadows, Ill., specializes in Hospital and Healthcare specific Intranet web portal solutions, which include built-in Joint Commission-compliant document management systems for healthcare facilities. The solution provides self-service tools, document management and publishing tools for ease of access to both clinical and non-clinical staff members.

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