CASE STUDY: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL
Telecom Management During System Procurement
University Hospital (UH) is a 393 bed acute care and major teaching facility serving greater Denver and Colorado. The hospital services about 250,000 outpatients per year. UH is the teaching institution for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. UH is the region's leading tertiary and quarternary care and referral center and is designated Level 1 Trauma Center. US News & World Report rate “University Hospital the number 1 Hospital in Colorado”.
Solution: Manager of Telecommunications
Served as Manager of Telecommunications at University of Colorado Hospital for 2.5 years. In addition to being an integral part of the consulting team responsible for the procurement of a $7M voice and data enterprise network, responsible for all functions of the telecommunications department including arial, paging, and special systems such as nurse call.
Responsible for strategic planning of the PBX system implementation as well as ongoing telecommunications operations for UH. This included:
Developing the strategic plan for voice and data communications including remote connectivity products of ISDN, Frame Relay, T1, TLS and OC3.
- Creating a standardized deployment plan for remote voice systems and WAN connectivity, based on applications, system, circuit, bandwidth and availability for each clinic, warehouse, and administrative facility associated with UH.
- Conducting cost, feasibility and technical studies to determine the most effective transport medium for applications requirements.
- Developing a comprehensive, long-term plan to reallocate numbers in the dial plan by determining the most effective use of PBX feature codes, ease of dialing within the campus and impact on University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.