Analysis Ensures Low Project Cost

MEDHOST

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, MEDHOST offers a variety of IBM Power Systems* technology-based application offerings for the healthcare community, either locally hosted by MEDHOST or supported on customer systems. Applications within the suite of enterprise clinicals, financials, patient access and revenue cycle include MEDHOST Emergency Department Information System (EDIS), MEDHOST PatientFlow HD, MEDHOST Advanced Perioperative Information Management System (PIMS), and the software as a service (SaaS)- and cloud-based MEDHOST YourCareCommunity, and executive dashboard MEDHOST Business Intelligence.

Discovery Analysis

Application end users typically don’t think about back-end programming. They simply use the tools at hand that make them more productive to support their organizations. And why wouldn’t they? Well-written programs are users’ conduits to crucial data related to customers, sales or accounting functions, for example. But front-line application developers are well aware of how seemingly invisible processes truly operate. After all, even if they didn’t actually write the programs, they’re often charged with supporting them. So when issues such as the length of character fields come into play, these developers must ensure they can quickly address them.

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SummaryChallenge: Increase database field lengths to accommodate a growing customer

 

Solution: Using several tools from Fresche to ensure that changes in field length were also reflected in MEDHOST’s applications without disrupting customer operations.

Testimonial“Based on the magnitude and depth of the project, I can’t imagine the amount of human hours that would have been required to match what X-Resize can do in just hours—without bringing in the potential for human error. It’s really quite amazing.”

 

– Cliff Dowell, former senior software engineer with MEDHOST