DALLAS, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Health Systems, a premier provider of integrated information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting services for healthcare organizations, announced today that Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA, has signed a three year agreement with Phoenix for comprehensive IT infrastructure outsourcing services.
Under the agreement, Phoenix will manage Uniontown's technical infrastructure, which include, leadership, 24/7 service desk operations, network (both voice and data), desktop and server management from both its Leveraged Service Center in Dallas, Texas and onsite at the hospital. Phoenix will also implement its unique clinical end user support program which provides proactive management and onsite rapid IT response support to clinicians on duty at the hospital. These services will provide a stable, reliable and scalable environment that will adapt to the hospital's changing needs as Uniontown implements Cerner's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to achieve Meaningful Use.
"We believe that our partnership with Phoenix Health Systems will enhance our service levels and overall IT operations while reducing costs," said Steve Handy, Senior Vice President, Uniontown Hospital. "An experienced national company like Phoenix will provide us with the dependable and reliable services that will allow us to ensure our continuing success at delivering high quality health care as we implement our Electronic Health Record system."
"Phoenix brings a higher level of technical expertise which has been a recruitment challenge in the past," said Tricia Herman, Director IT, Uniontown Hospital. "I'm excited about the vast knowledge and experience Phoenix brings to the hospital which is further enhanced by their Leverage Service Center. Phoenix is committed to superior customer service that coincides with the philosophy of our department."
"Phoenix is proud to be selected to manage the information technology infrastructure operations for Uniontown Hospital. We look forward to working with them to achieve their long-term objectives, support their efforts to achieve Meaningful Use with their EHR system and bring best-in-class service and technology to the hospital," said Darin LeGrange, President and CEO, Phoenix Health Systems. "We are committed to exceeding Uniontown's expectations by offering new ways to add value through innovative solutions to improve healthcare delivery and reduce costs."
About Uniontown Hospital
Uniontown Hospital is a 224-bed facility providing a full range of medical care to the residents of Fayette County and surrounding areas for more than 100 years. Healthcare services provided at the acute and specialty care hospital include: medical/surgical care, comprehensive cancer care, cardiac diagnostic and interventional catheterization, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, birthing center, pediatrics, skilled care, emergency care, and complete diagnostic services, including laboratory, cardiac diagnostics, open and high field MRI, PET/CT and digital mammography. The facility features more than 200 medical staff representing more than 30 medical specialties.
For more information, visit www.uniontownhospital.com.
About Phoenix Health Systems
Phoenix Health Systems is a national information technology solutions provider offering an integrated set of professional and technical services to community hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Through client services and IT outsourcing, Phoenix enables any healthcare organization to achieve its long-term objectives of meeting "meaningful use," administrative cost reduction, increased efficiency, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance.
For additional information visit www.phoenixhealth.com.
SOURCE Phoenix Health Systems