The University of Louisville Hospital (UoLH) is the only Level I Trauma Center in Louisville as well as the first certified stroke center and first hospital-based telemedicine network in the region. With more than 3,000 admissions a year — including 1,500 patients who live outside the county — UoLH is a resource not only for Louisville residents, but for people throughout the entire state. The UoLH employs more than 500 physicians and 2,300 nurses and other staff in their cancer center, world-renowned trauma team and uniquely streamlined, nationally accredited, stroke center. For eight years in a row, the hospital has received the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. The award recognizes their commitment to, and success in, implementing excellent care for stroke patients.
The University of Louisville Hospital previously operated under a joint operating agreement with another organization. A business decision was made to separate and leave the joint operating agreement. This decision meant that UoLH would need to ‘start from scratch’ and set up the infrastructure needed to operate a large hospital — including IT services — with no disruption to the patients.
Read the Case Study to learn how University of Louisville Hospital approached the challenge and how they've been using the solution.