August 2005

CHI Connect “Go Live” Dates to be Revised

CHI Connect, Catholic Health Initiatives’ system-wide program for managing information related to human resources, payroll, finance and supply chain, has completed the design phase. This phase included an expansion of the program’s scope to include a national time and attendance system; a more rigorous internal control process; and a management structure for support centers that will focus on customer satisfaction, operational excellence and cost efficiencies.

With the design phase now completed, implementation schedules have been refined. While preliminary schedules called for CHI Connect to “go live” in Catholic Health Initiatives’ national offices and at Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn., during late 2005 and early 2006, a new timeline will be announced in early fall. Catholic Health Initiatives is also exploring the possibility of accelerating implementation of some or all of CHI Connect’s functionality to other market-based organizations.