Logicalis US IDs Five Pillars at Heart of Healthcare IT Transformation

Solution Provider Offers HIMSS15 Attendees Strategic Consulting, Peer Comparison Opportunities

NEW YORK, April 7, 2015 – With the rapid changes taking place in healthcare today, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions (booth #8157) will be helping  HIMSS15 attendees  answer a key question about their healthcare IT transformation: Where are you?  Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare practice for Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com),

 is focused on healthcare transformation in five pillars – infrastructure, analytics, imaging, telehealth, and any access (simplified access to sensitive data).   To help healthcare leaders understand where their hospital or health system is along this transformation journey in relation to their industry peers, Logicalis is offering a benchmarking survey which asks questions about each pillar and can be taken in just minutes during HIMSS or online prior to the show.

Another important aspect of this healthcare IT transformation is efficient and cost-effective access to specialized healthcare applications.  For software providers developing these applications, this creates both an opportunity and a challenge as healthcare customers demand new ways to access these applications – and pay for them – as a service in the cloud.  Software providers meeting these demands through software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud delivery models are undergoing a transformation of their own.  At HIMSS15, in addition to helping healthcare leaders with their healthcare transformation journeys, the Logicalis solution provider team will also help software providers explore the move from traditional software delivery models to SaaS and what this change can mean to them in terms of faster implementations, new revenue and solutions.

“It’s fitting that HIMSS15’s theme is ‘transforming health through IT,’ because everyone involved in IT in the healthcare field is undergoing their own transformation journey,” says Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions.  “Whether you’re a hospital CIO or a software provider developing specialized applications to serve this market, things are changing quickly which means it’s more important than ever before to clearly identify where your company is along this journey and to develop a transformation strategy that makes sense for your organization. Logicalis can provide the industry expertise needed for consultation and advice as you examine where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.”

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What’s Happening at HIMSS15?

  1. Take Logicalis’ Benchmarking Survey: HIMSS attendees can find out where their organizations stand in their healthcare IT transformation journeys and how they stack up in relation to industry peers along five key pillars by taking a quick quiz at the Logicalis Healthcare Solutions booth (#8157) or online prior to the show.  Participants will be given immediate feedback comparing their responses to those of their peers as well as industry-standard benchmarks based on an audit of the most recent HIMSS surveys and analytics reports.  HIMSS attendees who take the survey in person will also be entered into a drawing to win one of four iPads.
  2. Talk with Industry Thought Leaders: Logicalis will have a number of healthcare advisors available at HIMSS15 who can offer insight and consultation on a wide array of topics ranging from EMR optimization to enterprise imaging strategies, mobile access, analytics and telehealth.   
  3. Get a Free Copy of MU2 Illustrated: Attendees who meet with Logicalis Healthcare Solutions during HIMSS will be given a free copy of the popular book “Meaningful Use Stage 2 Illustrated,” a 100-page book with color illustrations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) descriptions of MU2 objectives, measurements and exclusions.
  4. Attend a Breakfast Briefing: Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, will co-present an informative breakfast session entitled “Realizing Value with a Holistic Enterprise Imaging Strategy.” The session will help attendees learn how to increase their organizations’ value and efficiency by making multi-specialty images an enterprise-wide strategic resource.  The event will be held at McCormick Place, Room S501A, on Monday, April 13th, from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m.
  5. Hear from the Experts: Logicalis’ Garriott will also deliver a technical lecture as part of the Continuity of Care Innovation Theater in Agfa HealthCare’s booth (#1248) on Tuesday, April 14th, at 3 p.m.  Garriott will discuss the top five considerations when developing an enterprise imaging workflow and will be available after the lecture for individual consultations at the Logicalis booth (#8157).

Want to Learn More?

For Healthcare IT Pros

For Healthcare Software Providers

  • Explore Logicalis’ Healthcare Software Provider microsite: http://ow.ly/KOnaj.  
  • Read a Logicalis eBook, “Ready to Transform Your Healthcare Solution Business?”: http://ow.ly/KOndw.  
  • Watch a brief video about SaaS for healthcare software providers: http://ow.ly/KOneD.  

About Logicalis

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 over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT 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 $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is 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 approximately $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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