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Telephones are the lifeblood of HealthSouth Houston Rehabilitation Institute. They are used to call ambulances, arrange for patient care and to order supplies.
As the dependency of telecommunications equipment continues to grow in hospitals, an increasing number of hospital managers, such as HealthSouth's Leo DelaRosa, chief financial officer, are turning to a sort of "managed care" or "preferred provider organization" for maintenance of its equipment.
Under such arrangements, a hospital receives only one quarterly invoice for equipment repair and service, as opposed to what many organizations face-numerous monthly maintenance bills from different …