Florida Hospital Takes Charge of Their Destiny with Drupal
Apr 28, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."