Simple implementation and an automated system make a Policy Management System a secure and easy way to manage the documents in your healthcare organization. Features such as inline editing, search functions, accessibility, and more work to streamline processes and reduce risk. This solution benefits each department. Here’s a quick look at what it can do for your department.Read More >
So you have finally come to the realization that your intranet needs a makeover. Like many hospitals we work with, your intranet probably started out as a small project that one of your IT staff worked on in their free time. Over time you may have added links to systems, documents, and whatever other information was given to you to publish. But now, your intranet has evolved into something you never envisioned and you are getting all types of requests for new functionality, better graphics, better search, etc. The problem is your limited IT staff doesn't have the time or expertise to develop the intranet to meet your organizations needs. Sound familiar? Thought so! Here are the top 10 reasons why you need to replace your home grown intranet.
When it comes to choosing a new technology product for your facility, it’s imperative to look at functionality. Implementation can mean a significant strain on your IT department, as well as the rest of your staff. With an innovative infrastructure, the HospitalPortal.net P&P Manager ensures a smooth integration into your current system, and our numerous tools make it easy to maintain once it is up and running. Here are the most relevant features our Policies and Procedures Manager offers to make the lives of your IT department easier:Read More >
As a Technical Support Specialist for intranets and websites, I have been getting a lot of requests from users to post videos on their sites. Videos are a great way to engage employees and make the hospital’s intranet a more interesting place to go, but video files are sometimes too big to upload normally through the intranet GUI. This is because Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) limits the upload file size to only 30MB. This post outlines how a server manager can easily make the change to allow larger files to be uploaded to their hospital’s intranet.
Since HospitalPortal.net is a niche hospital-specific Intranet solution and we work almost exclusively with healthcare clients, the topic of best practices for Intranet authentication methods in hospital environments comes up very often in both pre-sale discussions as well as during system implementation. Just in the last week alone, we were asked by 3 different hospitals for recommendations and best practices for user authentication and delivery of personalized content to end users.
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At HospitalPortal.net, hospitals we work with sometimes ask how internal communication features we offer vary from tools within an EHR. Of course, the answer varies not only with which EHR, but also with which version and set of optional EHR modules a hospital may have. However, the answer is consistently that there is little overlap between the two. Because EHRs focus on clinical records, not much is common with the internal administrative communication that intranets are used for.
We hear a lot of questions about SharePoint when working hospitals. Many have implemented SharePoint or are thinking about implementing SharePoint for their hospital intranet or document management. While SharePoint has its place in many organizations, we often hear the same issues and misconceptions about the use of SharePoint in a healthcare setting. I would like to discuss a few of these myths in this post.
Self service is key to making the best use of the limited administrative resources in your hospital. Your IT and HR staff in particular can benefit when employees know how to find information without having to ask, call, or email others. This is particularly important for those employees that work off hours and might not have access to administrative staff. The key to self service is to make the information easily accessible, educate staff on where to find it, and shift the culture by reinforcing self service. It sounds so easy, right? Let's discuss a little more about how you can put this into practice.
On December 4th, we were delighted to have Robb Gardner, CEO of Henry County Health Center, present a back by popular demand session. Gardner presented the same session at National Rural Health Association's Critical Access Hospital Conference in October and was asked to present the session again as a webinar for those who were unable to attend the conference.