ZIFFPAGE TITLEIndiana Heart Hospital BaseBy Kim S. Nash | Posted 2005-05-04 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
This "digital hospital" has likely paid for itself in less than two years. And it's radically cutting the time it takes to treat a heart attack.Case">
Indiana Heart Hospital Base Case
Headquarters: 8075 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis, in 46256
Phone: (317) 621-8000
Business: Cardiac care
Chief Technology Officer: Rick Copple
Financials in 2004: $32 million to $38 million in revenue; $2.6 million in profits.
Challenge: To avoid paper-based processes by using digital patient records, while improving patient safety and treatment.
- Cut monthly medical errors, already down to an average of two in 2004 from 10 in 2003.
- Increase the number of open heart surgeries performed per year, to 700 in 2005 from 650 in 2004 and 492 in 2003.
- Increase the number of emergency room patients to 4,500 per week in 2005, from an average of 3,500 per week in 2004.