Englewood Hospital is increasing its ability to recruit
top doctors and slash costs via an IntelliSafe document
and Medical Center
is increasing its ability to recruit and hire top physicians and slash
administrative costs by implementing a secure, paperless enterprise document
signing and management solution from IntelliSafe Technologies.
With five other hospitals within 25 miles, Englewood
was looking for a competitive advantage when hiring new physicians, said Gary
Wilhelm, the hospital's financial systems manager of management information
systems. He said that typically, potential recruits would make claims about the
technology and other benefits offered by competing hospitals.
"Strategically, physicians are trying to see what you as the hospital
can do for them, but one key concern for doctors is ease of access and
speed," he said.
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Being able to quickly and efficiently negotiate, manage and sign employment
agreements, as well as quickly validate and assign practicing credentials, is a
key differentiator, Wilhelm said.
"You can never take back your hospital's IT first impression on that
doctor, and you don't want them to think, 'Same old story with the IT
department, they can't even get my paperwork done and my network credentials
set up,'" he said.
When a hospital 10 miles away closed, Englewood
absorbed 200 employees, including about 100 physicians, Wilhelm
said. Before the IntelliSafe Vault document management system was
implemented, he said those doctors experienced on average a 12-day lag between
when they signed their employment contract and when they were able to start
With the system implemented, Wilhelm said the lag time has been cut to a
maximum of three days.
The IntelliSafe Vault system was developed using Microsoft Office 2007 and
uses Active Directory and .Net to securely create, sign and store legally
binding, authoritative documents, nondisclosure agreements and contracts in a
completely paperless environment, said Peter Natale, vice president of product
development and operation for Microsoft partner IntelliSafe, who designed and
implemented the system.