CareTech Solutions Invests $1.5 Million in Hospital IT Help Desk
TROY, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals today unveiled its newly re-configured and remodeled Service Desk, a 24x7x365, on-shore medical help desk that currently responds to nearly one million contacts a year from hospital users seeking IT support with clinical and business systems. The $1.5 million investment enables additional growth and hiring for the Service Desk which is on track this year to experience twenty five percent growth in revenue.
“The Service Desk is the fastest growing piece of our business, largely due to the recent explosion of electronic medical records and healthcare technologies,” said Jim Giordano, president and CEO, CareTech Solutions. “Service Desk is more than a call center, it’s a highly-specialized technology support organization with analysts trained to quickly resolve doctors and clinicians’ IT issues so they can get back to what they do best, caring for patients.”
The Service Desk, based in Troy, Michigan, was launched by CareTech Solutions in 1998 with less than 30 employees. In 2008, CareTech added a dedicated physician-only hotline, remote control tools, and a knowledge base that holds over eight thousand answers for all major clinical systems and business applications. Today, the Service Desk staff has grown to almost 160 employees, with more than 45 added this year.
About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 180 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information management services across the entire patient data lifecycle earning it the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive) as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report.
For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.
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