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Florida Hospital Takes Charge of Their Destiny with Drupal

Apr 28, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"In August 2007, Florida hospital hired a "rock star" physician. With this hire, a series of events was triggered that would end up with Drupal (news, site) hosting over 125 department and team intranet sites, over 40 externally-facing marketing sites and a growing number of other applications. Want to know more? Read on.

"Florida Hospital

"Florida Hospital is a massive faith-based non-profit with eight campuses in central Florida. They have over 2,000 beds, around 19,000 employees and treat over 1 million patients annually. This is an organization with US$ 3 billion in annual revenue. These folks don't mess around with solutions that aren't solutions.

"The Problem Mounts

"The hospital's Internet strategy is driven by marketing and PR. According to David Oakley, Manager, Online Strategy: Florida Hospital Experience Network, in 2003 a vendor convinced the folks in marketing that it was time to purchase a web server and build their own websites. After purchasing the server, they went to IT and weren't well received. Their new server ended up living elsewhere, outside the official hospital network."

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