LEXINGTON, Ky., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Software Information Systems (SIS), a leading provider of innovative technology solutions, has been named a finalist for the IBM Beacon Award for "Best Industry Solution for Healthcare" category. The IBM Beacon Awards are an annual competition which honors IBM Business Partners for their ingenuity, innovation and customer satisfaction in providing technology business solutions.
SIS, an IBM Premier Business Partner focused on providing a variety of technology solutions for the healthcare market, was recognized for their work with Floyd Memorial Hospital located in Floyd County, Indiana. SIS' introduction of the IBM WebSphere® Portal Solution at Floyd Memorial has proven instrumental in providing a robust environment for internally updating and sharing Floyd Memorial's policies, procedures and clinical patient information. Additionally, the solution offers Floyd Memorial new tools aimed at achieving more effective communication, which is a critical factor in providing patients with the very best medical care.
Key benefits Floyd Memorial has realized as a result of the IBM WebSphere Portal Solution which SIS implemented include:
- Electronic availability of policies and procedures documentation, combined with real-time collaboration for updates
- Process portlets (mini applications) that automate hospital challenges such as a bed diversion portlet, which saved time and improved patient experience
- Development tools to rapidly deploy portlets On Demand
- Incorporation of social media applications and community-based functions
Barry Grover, Director of Information Technology Services at Floyd Memorial commented, "The yardstick we measure ourselves with is by the delivery of the highest quality in patient care. The use of technology to improve communication and manage our human and material resources effectively is a matter of utmost importance to us. With the Portal Solution, efficiency has increased and patient wait times have decreased."
"It is an honor to be recognized by IBM as an innovative leader in the healthcare marketplace," said Kirsten Craft, Chief Operating Officer. "We remain focused on providing our customers with creative solutions that deliver value, and we remain committed to our partnership with Floyd Memorial Hospital and to providing them with the best technical talent and practices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies."
Founded in 1982, SIS is a regional technology solutions provider, headquartered in Lexington, KY, with additional offices in Louisville and London, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Charleston, WV, and Troy, Michigan.
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