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From Green Screen Apps to the Cloud: One CIO's Challenge

Kevin Fogarty | March 4, 2011
How do you drag a company running core business processes using green screen apps circa 1990 into the age of cloud? One CIO discusses his strategy.

Crescent's edition of the CPR+ system in limited testing right now, but should hit full production within the next few months.

After that, the main migration will be largely finished and it will be time to move on to the next step: putting all that scrubbed, redefined, repackaged information in the hands of caregivers in the field.

"We'll be giving nurses, people in the field a user friendly interface we can use to get the most current information into their hands and that of patients to improve the logistics, improve the care and get information back from the field as quickly as possible."

That level of communication isn't just an improvement in operational efficiency, it's a competitive advantage in an industry with 700 to 1,000 competitors, among which Crescent's 500-person company is one of the larger.

"I absolutely do see this as a competitive advantage in attracting clients and caregivers and payers; being able to keep everyone up to date in real time is light years ahead of where we were," Michalak says.


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