The result of ASZ Aalst’s IT assessment: quick changes to improve efficiency

In order to function optimally, the Algemeen Stedelijk Ziekenhuis (General City Hospital) of Aalst needs to be able to rely on a safe, modern and permanently available IT environment. That’s why the hospital asked Xylos to carry out a thorough assessment of their IT infrastructure.

Increasing productivity through FAITH

Adhering to the GDPR privacy rules, optimising the speed of IT systems, you name it: just like many other hospitals, ASZ Aalst faces numerous IT challenges. That’s why the hospital looked for a partner who could provide a neutral assessment of their IT infrastructure and processes. Xylos used the FAITH model (Framework for Assessing IT in Hospitals) to meet their expectations.

“FAITH allowed Xylos to look at the bigger picture”, says Steven Rimbaut, head doctor at ASZ Aalst. “The assessment is a quick scan of the IT environment. It’s not just about the servers, storage and systems – it examines everything related to that as well. That means Xylos also looks at how the hospital handles IT projects, how we set up policy plans and how we cooperate with the medical sector, just to name a few aspects.”

Small changes, big consequences

The project was a success: “Thanks to Xylos’s external perspective, we discovered small issues we had never noticed before, but which make a significant difference.” And this was only the first step for ASZ Aalst: now, the hospital needs to determine what to prioritise going forward.

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