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Medical center switches to Open Text, reduces IT costs and training time

by | Jul 29, 2009

Saint Michael''s Medical Center recently switched to HostExplorer, through ECM provider Open TextWhen it comes to the healthcare industry, the standards are high. Successful technology solutions mean more than just a healthy bottom line – they mean protecting essential medical information, and making sure the organization and its staff are free to concentrate on saving lives.

When Saint Michael”s Medical Center – a 357-bed tertiary care, teaching, and research center in New Jersey – decided to switch PC-to-host and Web-to-host terminal emulators, they chose HostExplorer, offered through enterprise content management (ECM) provider Open Text.

Due to HostExplorer”s low acquisition cost and simplified configurability, Saint Michael”s Medical Center was able to minimize the overhead costs related to switching software, as well as the need for retraining and consequent loss in user productivity.

"With HostExplorer, Saint Michael”s Medical Center now has a modern solution that runs seamlessly in the background, while staff members continue their day-to-day tasks without any disruption at their workstations," said Open Text”s general manager Eugene Cherny. "Business carries on as usual in a critical sector of the medical industry where saving lives is paramount."

With the money available for IT budgets dwindling in the face of the recession – Compliance Research Group forecasts that global IT spending will decrease 3 percent in 2009 – it is more important than ever for organizations to consider cost-effectiveness in their choice of technology solutions, experts say.ADNFCR-1861-ID-19287228-ADNFCR