Virginia Cardiovascular Consultants Case Study
VCC is a full service cardiovascular care provider located in Fredericksburg, VA. VCC offers full service cardiovascular care for adult and adolescents. VCC has been experiencing tremendous growth, more than doubling in size during the past three (3) years. With seven (7) board-certified cardiovascular medicine specialists, nurse practitioners, and supporting staff totaling more than forty (40) employees. The practice is supported by Microsoft Small Business Server running Exchange, Windows Server 2003 running SQL Server 2000, printing solutions from HP and Xerox, and a variety of medical solutions—Paceart, ShowCase DICOM, Shadow, CBay Medical Transcription, and e-Medsys Practice Manager. Data protection and patient security are paramount to ensuring HIPAA compliance.
VCC was faced with a number of information technology (IT) challenges including increased complexity of application integration, expansion into two (2) new office locations, identification and selection of an electronic medical records (EMR) solution, and aging technology (workstations, laptops, servers, and operating systems).
Reveille Systems is contracted to provide the full breadth of management and technology consulting services to the practice. We partnered with key stakeholders in the practice to quickly identify IT requirements and developed solutions that fit the project budget and schedule. Key solutions minimize downtime, increase employee productivity, and reduce costs:
- Planning, design, and acquisition of all IT solutions required for expanding the practice into two (2) new office locations – Internet and phone service, firewall and network devices, workstations, printers, and secure connections to the main office
- Planning, design, and integration of the selected EMR solution including vendor coordination, configuration changes to current IT equipment, integration with existing applications, and selection and acquisition of new EMR platforms (workstations and tablets)
- System upgrades for critical Microsoft Server components including upgrade from Small Business Server 2003 to Small Business Server 2008 with Exchange 2007
“Reveille Systems is a trusted business partner providing us with valuable technology advice and solutions, and I have the utmost confidence in their ability to support our practice.” – Gina Baxter, Practice Administrator, VCC