Marietta Memorial Hospital in Ohio Outsources IT Department
Posted Sep 17 2009 10:20pm
The CIO retired and a new relationship begins. Granted this may not be the solution for all hospitals, but this is one that is beginning. I have seen other hospitals too where basically their EMR/EHR vendor is pretty much the in house IT Department as well here in the Los Angeles area.
Just like anything else with business decisions, there will be pros and cons to both sides. The one positive note here too is that the current IT employees at the hospital will have the opportunity to transition to CareTech so hopefully no jobs lost. BD
Marietta (Ohio) Memorial Hospital has outsourced its information technology operations to CareTech Solutions, Troy, Mich. Terms of the five-year contract were not disclosed.
The firm will assume the I.T. leadership role at the 199-bed hospital and its 25-bed Selby General Hospital. Marietta Memorial Hospital contracted with CareTech earlier this year for implementation of practice management and electronic health records software at affiliated physician offices. The recent retirement of Marietta’s CIO led to talks that have broadened the relationship.
A CareTech executive at the hospital now will oversee I.T. operations. Information technology employees at Marietta will transition to CareTech.