Oroville Hospital wanted to go “paperless” and modernize patient records and billing. The network needed to support new revenue-generating initiatives like the Federal Government’s funding of “meaningful use” of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

  • Country: United States Of America
  • Industry: Healthcare
  • Solution: Mobile Campus

Oroville Hospital is a community hospital dedicated to always providing the finest personalized healthcare to Oroville, California and the surrounding foothill and valley communities. Oroville Hospital offers patients a medical home, with a wide range of integrated services from prevention through treatment to wellness. The hospital has 1800 employees and 133 patient beds.

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Standardizing our network meant we could have a stable platform that allowed us to grow our capacity, and develop new revenue generating projects, while reducing the overall complexity of our infrastructure. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise continues to be there for us and the future is looking very bright for Oroville Hospital.

Denise LeFevre, CIO, Oroville Hospital

Challenges

  • Oroville Hospital was financially challenged but needed to expand its network, including wireless, to support clinical and business services. The hospital, which had a mix of switches from different companies, was finding it difficult to grow the network and wanted to standardize by implementing one platform with managed switches. 

  • Oroville Hospital also wanted to go “paperless” and modernize patient records and billing.

  • Lastly, the network needed to support new revenue-generating initiatives like the Federal Government’s funding of “meaningful use” of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Products & Solutions

Products:

  • OmniAccess 4704
  • OmniSwitch 10K Modular LAN Chassis
  • OmniSwitch Stackable LAN Switch 6450, 6850E
  • Professional Services

Solution:

  • Mobile Campus
Benefits

Technical:

  • The high performing 10G network with ubiquitous wireless has created a barrier-less environment as the services grow to include new initiatives like the clinical laboratory for outside providers or participation in a Health Information Exchange (HIE).
  • The Resident Engineer helped Oroville design and implement the network changes required to support business needs and maximize uptime.

Financial:

  • The new network capabilities enabled the hospital to reach stage 2 of the EMR “meaningful use” program and qualify for federal funds.
  • Electronic billing simplifies the process and reduces time to revenue.

User Experience:

  • Patient safety has increased thanks to the new digital patient records, which can be accessed from anywhere. These provide a full patient history (including allergies and past lab results) for more effective care.
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