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LRG Healthcare Launches Intranet Portal from HospitalPortal.Netâ„¢

New Hampshire Health Facilities Anticipate Thousands in Savings

Rolling Meadows, IL, February 10, 2011 --( LRGHealthcare, Laconia, N.H., has joined the growing list of healthcare facilities to report substantial savings after going online with its new HospitalPortal.NET™ Intranet portal. Previously, LRG had relied on e-mails, interoffice memos or phone calls to disseminate information.

“We have saved thousands of dollars in paper costs along with time thanks to the HospitalPortal Intranet,” said Red Hutchinson, LRG chief information officer. “Now we can alert everyone immediately to important information on our home page.”

HospitalPortal.NET is a leading provider of secure healthcare-specific Intranet sites for electronic information sharing and information publishing. LRGHealthcare, consisting of Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital and wellness centers, has a full-time staff of 1,200 and 120 physicians.

“We first learned about HospitalPortal from a CIO peer referral,” Hutchinson said. “We chose HospitalPortal’s Intranet because it was easy to build, easy to use and robust enough to do whatever we want to do.”

Hutchinson said that the staff has been trained to develop pages for the portal and that a governance committee has been established to oversee that all pages are current.

“We’re getting great staff usage and acceptance, which has continued to increase as people become more familiar with the portal,” Hutchinson said.

Hutchinson praised the portal and support from HospitalPortal.Net, which he said exceeded expectations.

“We know we now have a system that is flexible enough to keep growing and improving,” he said. “And I want to emphasize that we expect to meet our return on investment within two years.

“That’s how cost-effective this system really is,” the chief information officer said.

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