St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia is a private, non-profit facility serving residents of West Georgia. In addition to its patient-centered health care, St. Francis also provides the only heart surgery program in the region.
Over its 60 year history, St. Francis has grown into a comprehensive healthcare facility offering cardiac care, mental health services, cancer treatment and even senior care.
To better help these disparate divisions communicate and collaborate better, the non-profit hospital contracted with Innovative Architects to develop a SharePoint infrastructure for its operations. In fact, SharePoint now serves as the hospital’s foundation for an updated and dynamic intranet portal site.
“Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 will allow the IT department to easily manage data and let them solve their document management, business intelligence and collaboration issues across the company,” comments Blake Wotiz of Innovative Architects.
In this specific case, St. Francis’ existing portal was very outdated and 100% static. This led to not only lower productivity on the part of hospital staff, it could potentially lead to fatal errors, which is something hospitals want to avoid at all cost.
To address this dilemma, Innovative Architects helped the hospital establish a Microsoft SharePoint 2007 intranet portal site. This site hosts pages and templates for hospital departments and projects and enables collaboration, information sharing and alignment for a common company vision.
In addition to these benefits, establishing the SharePoint 2007 intranet helped St. Francis:
- Provide a central storage place for all hospital documents
- Simplify access to critical documents and data
- Customize document control
- Simplify content management and made it easier to upload new content
- Personalize users’ experience with a dedicated site for each user
Besides these benefits, SharePoint integration with help from Innovative Architects allowed the healthcare facility to build an intranet that mirrored its own organizational structure.
This integration yielded several benefits for the organization, including increased productivity, collaboration and better privacy protection for patient records.
Innovative Architects helps hospitals, insurance and financial companies and manufacturers streamline information and business processes, which increases productivity and eliminates duplicative process. We employ a wide-range of technologies and specifically tailor them to your specific needs.
If your company is in need of good data integration and content management, call SharePoint consultants at Innovative Architects in Atlanta today to discuss your situation.