Ministry Health Care is always on the cutting edge of healthcare and our Information Technology department is known as a leader in innovative healthcare technology. Our IT department provides consistent, effective, efficient and responsive computer technology services throughout Ministry Health Care and Affinity Health System. Our goal is to help support the staff who provides excellent patient care for everyone who walks in our doors by making sure the devices they use are secure and easy to use. We optimize financial and human resources to build and maintain an enterprise-class infrastructure and the application experts and software tools required to run our health care business. This expertise within IT allows our providers to focus on the patient as we fulfill Our Promise to always put patients first in everything we do. Our drive toward excellence has led several of our facilities to be recognized as a Top 100 Most Wired Hospital in the United States and we are always looking at new and progressive ways to stay ahead of the times with technology. Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, an all digital hospital in Weston, WI has been named to the Top 100 Most Wired list for six consecutive years, every year since it opened in 2005.
The IT and Project Management departments are also currently implementing a standard electronic health record across all of Ministry. Ministry's EHR system is provided by Marshfield Clinic, an independent physician group and the source of the majority of admissions to Ministry's hospitals. Marshfield Clinic's EHR - branded CattailsMD - is entirely internally developed by Marshfield Clinic. By using the same EHR as Marshfield Clinic our patients will benefit from their health information accessible to anyone involved in their care. Currently, over 1000 providers at Ministry and Marshfield Clinic share access to over 2 million patient records, which is now the largest patient database in the state of Wisconsin.
Due to the expansive nature of our company, covering over 15 hospitals and 30+ clinics and off-site locations, we have teams dedicated to several specialty areas within IT. Our Engineering department designs and implements our desktops, systems (with 1300 total servers and multiple data centers), and network infrastructure (with over 20,000 devices connected to our Cisco network). We have operational staff that provides support with any problem you could imagine, and a dedicated service desk available at all times to assist with urgent needs. We have teams dedicated to Clinical Informatics, EHR, Integration, HRIS and even Business Intelligence. These areas all work together as one department to continue to provide the tools to our providers that allow them to care for our patients in the most productive, efficient manner possible. That is Our Promise.