How RHUB Helped AltaPointe Health Systems Support Multiple Locations

January 13th, 2015 by Beth Jackson Leave a reply »

AltaPointe Health Systems is a company providing high quality behavioral health services that are focused on promotion of recovery and wellness. They are offering their services in several counties in Alabama and it seems that their business is expanding more and more. AltaPointe was founded about 60 years ago and today they are the largest regional community behavioral health provider in Alabama. They currently have a staff of 1.100 clinical and non-clinical members. One of the main reasons why AltaPointe is so popular and why the number of people using their service is constantly increasing is the fact that they are following the latest trends in both medicine and technology.

As mentioned before, AltaPointe operates in several counties in Alabama so it is no surprise why they have multiple sites. All these sites need IT support. They have tried using Virtual Private Networks but it turned out that this solution won’t work because it was working very slowly. The reason behind that were certain bandwidth problems. Besides the need for remote support, they needed desktop sharing and web conferencing in order to conduct efficient training sessions. Since this is a large company that constantly hires new employees they need a lot of staff training and these personnel usually comes from different remote locations. This was a really costly activity because they were losing both time and money for travel reimbursement.

All these things have changed once AltaPointe Health purchased a RHUB TM500 Real-Time Collaboration Hub. This RHUB product comes with five meeting rooms and support for 20 users. The TM500 component can conduct multiple, concurrent training and remote support sessions. TurboMeeting allows remote support and web conferencing. Thanks to the appliance of TurboMeeting the staff at AltaPointe had the chance to engage in remote support activities that are not different from those they had for web browsing. All the problems they had with the VPN solution including bandwidth problems were gone. Establishing remote connections was flawless and they didn’t waste time on reconnections or lost connections. The only thing an attendee needs is ID information and link. Once they fill this information they will be connected in the same moment.

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of RHUB TM500 Real-Time Collaboration Hub for AltaPointe can be seen in the training costs. The training cost was significantly reduced. New employees didn’t have to lose time by traveling to a certain location where they can get proper training. The company on the other hand didn’t have to pay for travel reimbursement. This means that thanks to RHUB they were able to increase productivity and efficiency too. Since the server supports presence of many attendees at once the training process runs quickly and without any delays. It is no wonder why all of their remote sites use TurboMeeting appliance. The remote support and web conferencing are working all the time. The installation process was fast and went without any problems. On top of that, the software is constantly upgraded for even better performance.

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