In 2011, Wyoming was the first state to go Google
moving all 10,000 state employees onto Google's platform of apps. The move
was hailed as innovative and was projected by Governor Mead to save the
state 1 million dollars annually on software costs associated with email,
calendar and, document creation and management.
Now, it's Wyoming Medical Center 's
turn. The hospital is the first hospital in the nation to go Google
This isn't simply a play to save resources, although it is projected to
save "6 figures...year after year", reported Information Technical Director
Rob Pettigrew on his blog post
Pettigrew adds, "Now clinicians in remote areas can get advice from
specialists, such as our neurosurgeons and cardiologists, helping us spread
the wealth of expertise across the state."
"1,219 staff members and 233 partner physicians to provide exceptional
care. The IT team can now focus on maintaining and improving nearly 200
clinical applications that support services such as cardiology and
neurological specialties, instead of worrying about email maintenance."
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