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Carteret General Hospital Online with HospitalPortal.NETâ„¢

Intranet Centralizes Access for North Carolina Hospital.

Rolling Meadows, IL, October 14, 2010 --( Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, N.C., reports that its Intranet portal developed and installed by HospitalPortal.NET™ has enabled the acute care facility to centralize information access for physicians, staff and management.

“Before our HospitalPortal installation, all we had was a shared network folder that stored our policies, procedures and forms,” said Devin Costa, director of information services. “We knew we needed to make our communication more efficient and now we’ve done that.”

HospitalPortal.NET is a leading provider of secure healthcare-specific Intranet sites for electronic information sharing and information publishing. Carteret General Hospital is a full-service facility offering acute care, diagnostic and outpatient services along with a cancer treatment center. The hospital has 135 beds and a staff of more than 1,000.

“HospitalPortal’s Intranet allows us to reduce duplication of documents and that has increased our safety awareness,” said Katherine Parker, Carteret’s director of decision support. “Under our previous system, we had to be concerned that individuals might be using older forms or policies, but our portal has eliminated that issue.”

Costa said the new system has substantially improved the hospital’s
communications process.

“Our directors can put department information in one centralized area and reach their staffs at one time as opposed to posting on a billboard or sending out e-mails,” Costa said. “It will also help us tremendously when it’s time for a Joint Commission survey because we will be able to immediately direct the surveyors to any information they request.”

Costa said staff members are very enthusiastic about the portal including several who were reluctant to use it at first.

“They’ve discovered its ease of use and now they’re accustomed to it,” Costa said.

Costa said another important facet of HospitalPortal’s intranet is its flexibility, which can allow modifications to meet any changing need.

“The portal is very cost-efficient because it enables us to spend more time on patient care and less time looking up forms, policies and procedures,” the director said.

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