Facts & Figures - Chew on these bytes!
Health care today involves processing reams of data. Actually, make that bytes of data, trillions of bytes of data. Here are a few bits and . . . er, bytes . . . of insight into the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Information Systems (IS) universe.
Desktop and laptop computers supported
Terabytes of data stored (a terabyte being a trillion bytes)
Telephone and data jacks maintained
E-mail accounts maintained
Help desk calls handled monthly
Lines of medical dictation transcribed annually
Medical records stored
Staff members employed by Information Systems
Number of consecutive years (2002-2007) Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been recognized in Hospitals and Health Networks magazine's "Most Wired" Benchmarking Study
Cost of IS at DHMC as a percentage of operating expenditures (compared to a median of 2.7% for all "Most Wired" respondents)
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