Hosted Technology Exchange Welcomes Akron General

HUDSON, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akron General Medical Center has joined managed technology cooperative Hosted Technology Exchange to take advantage of increased communications capability and efficiency paired with major cost savings.

Membership in HTEx will provide Akron General with cost reductions both in short and long-term operating and capital expenses and technology that can support Akron General's strategic objectives in the coming years.

"We have joined the program because it not only will generate additional ongoing cost savings, but it will also enable our hospital to cost effectively deploy advanced communications technologies which will enhance productivity and the quality of health care that we deliver," Akron General Vice President and Chief Information Officer Dave Fiser said.

Hosted Technology Exchange has provided Akron General with a means to evolve its current infrastructure and develop the ideal system to meet its technology needs.

"Our hospital's management is very pleased with the services that the HTEx professionals have provided to us. Five-year cost savings of $1.3 million is truly impressive," Fiser said. "The HTEx program is a very creative and needed managed technology cooperative."

Akron General Medical Center joins other area private and public organizations, including the cities of Tallmadge and Hudson, Hiram College and Oberlin City Schools, who have taken advantage of cost savings, improved productivity and facilitated collaboration through Hosted Technology Exchange.

Hosted Technology Exchange saves its members an average of 30 percent on IT and telecommunications costs, while working with a number of vendors to also ensure the selection of the most efficient communications solutions for each member.

Hosted Technology Exchange is a managed technology cooperative serving local government, higher education, healthcare, business, schools and other sectors. HTEx provides its members with expert guidance to build a unique strategic technology road map and recommends the optimum solution to achieve it. HTEx provides a full range of innovative technology solutions, transforming collaboration into a better bottom line.

About Akron General Health System

Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 years. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.

Hosted Technology Exchange Press Contact:
Mary Jayne Reedy
330-656-5266
[email protected]

Akron General Health System Press Contact:
Jim Gosky
330-344-6083
[email protected]

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