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Solution Provider Offers Downloadable eBooks, Tips for Transforming Healthcare IT and Growing a Healthcare Software Business
NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), healthcare IT (HIT) is in the midst of a much needed transformation, something which is certain to be top of mind for healthcare CIOs as well as healthcare software providers during next week's HIMSS14 conference in Orlando, Fla.
With pressure mounting to meet new regulatory requirements and ICD-10 deadlines, as well as the increased demands being placed on IT departments for interactive communications among patients, providers, and payers, healthcare CIOs need a set of "best practices" to help them navigate this IT transformation and arrive at the data-driven, value-based future of healthcare from where they stand today.
"At Logicalis, we call this IT transformation a 'journey' because it isn't something that happens overnight. This is a multi-stage process requiring significant evaluation of not only IT systems, but also of what the future workflows and business processes will be and how healthcare providers, patients and payers can all seamlessly share time-critical data," says Ed Simcox, Healthcare Business Leader, Logicalis US. "It's a journey that is taking healthcare IT to the new levels of IT sophistication needed to support a substantial business change from volume to value."
Specialized healthcare applications are expected to play an important role in helping healthcare providers going through this transformation journey reduce costs and increase the quality of patient care. For healthcare software developers, this spells opportunity, but it is also creating delivery challenges as healthcare clients demand an op-ex, "pay-as-you-go" procurement model. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), another key topic during HIMSS14, may be the key to success for healthcare software providers, and a cost-effective route to new, affordable technology solutions for the healthcare CIOs struggling with new IT demands under an existing IT budget.
"For healthcare, the cloud delivery model offers tremendous opportunities. And many of those opportunities start with selecting the right cloud provider," says Gary Gerber, ISV Business Leader, Logicalis US. "Whether a software provider hosts their software in a public cloud, has their own infrastructure, or establishes a managed appliance model, it's clear that healthcare software providers are becoming increasingly interested in transforming their business models to SaaS. Making this change allows software providers to confidently deliver the level of service their customers expect, ensure a positive customer experience, grow their services revenue and reach new markets."
To find out more, visit Logicalis US at booth #1635 during HIMSS14 in Orlando.
Five Steps Along Healthcare IT's Roadmap to Success
According to Logicalis, there are five important areas CIOs must examine as part of their roadmap to success in the new healthcare IT landscape.
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Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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