The tech costs for Chicago's COVID-19 field hospital

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The field hospital to care for coronavirus patients built this spring at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center cost about $81 million, according to a Chicago Sun Times report. That price tag includes several technology expenses.

The 2,750-bed field hospital covered 2.7 million square feet of space within the convention center's exhibit halls, according to a FacilitiesNet report. A breakdown of the IT costs associated with the temporary hospital:

· Vizient: $1.3 million to manage medical supply inventory
· Synoptek: $1.1 million to provide IT services, help desk and staffing
· Stratosphere Networks: $697,800 to oversee the IT system and install iPhone, tablet and desktop computer services
· Ignyte: $607,672 to provide Apple iPads, printers and computer equipment
· CDW: $534,4700 to provide 800 Apple iPhones
· Trustwave: $420,697 for technology services including medical record security
· Rush University Medical Center in Chicago: $382,382 to install and support EHR

 

 

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