"Why does our hospital need an intranet?" You may have said this or heard this when discussing this topic amongst your staff. Most hospitals without an intranet get by on traditional methods of communication such as employee newsletters, email, shared drives, word of mouth, etc. The problem with these methods is that they are outdated, inefficient, and/or inconsistent. Considering all the budget cuts and shrinking reimbursements at most hospitals these days, it's time to focus on efficiency, quality, and compliance. Implementing an effective intranet can help support all of these initiatives. A modern intranet is much more than just a collection of links to documents and websites; it is the central communication platform for your hospital, it reflects the culture of your organization, and contains the tools your clinical and administrative staff rely on to perform their jobs.