All Press Releases for August 04, 2009

Leading IT Solutions Provider Unveils Proactive Approach to Managing IT Infrastructure for Electronic Health Records

Healthcare professionals are struggling to meet the requirements for funding earmarked for Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and Logicalis is providing a solution.

    BLOOMFIELD, MI, August 04, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Logicalis, a leading high-performance IT solutions provider, is offering a best-of-breed roadmap to an efficient and effective IT infrastructure. Logicalis' solution positions healthcare organizations to meet the emerging EHR criteria for ARRA stimulus funds, allowing them to take advantage of government-funded programs rewarding institutions that move to electronic recordkeeping.

In today's healthcare environment, improving patient care and safety, efficiently engaging specialists and reducing enterprise costs are not choices, but imperatives. Logicalis delivers custom technology solutions that enable healthcare providers to achieve the highest standards of compliance, patient care, quality and efficiency. This understanding of healthcare, and the ability to deliver a full range of technology solutions and services, set Logicalis apart in a crowded field of IT solution providers.

"The adoption of EHR using the strategy developed by Logicalis allows healthcare IT departments to execute strategic cost improvements in one segment of their infrastructure, which will drive capital improvements in all of the others," said Logicalis VP Solution Services, Chris Rafter in describing the new strategy being offered to Logicalis' healthcare customers. "It's what primes the pump to fund multiple other improvement opportunities."

In the Logicalis EHR approach, Logicalis assists healthcare IT departments in developing a customized roadmap which:

• Identify infrastructure and applications needed to meet the ARRA meaningful use definition as it has been defined thus far by the U.S. government
• Calculates potential funding available through ARRA for their organization
• Formulates a plan for what needs to change in the current IT environment to qualify for ARRA funding
• Provides an estimate of the costs associated with taking the first steps
• Calculates the expected return from deploying ARRA-qualifying solutions

Logicalis leverages enterprise IT solutions and its Data Center RevITalization Project to offer an immediate ROI impact and stretch IT budgets further. Logicalis' strategy helps healthcare organizations bridge the gap between their annual IT budgets and desired service levels, allowing them to meet strategic goals while keeping IT spending under control.

"The ultimate goal with any IT infrastructure is to be able to find the information you need in the first place you look," Rafter continued. "This is highly relevant to healthcare IT organizations. We helped a major Midwest hospital transform its data center from a fragmented infrastructure that primarily served billing and administration silos to a centralized system that accommodates the hospital's full scope of needs, featuring one of the most advanced EHR capabilities in the industry."

Logicalis provides the infrastructure and services expertise healthcare providers need to provide the technical support that healthcare professionals and administrative staff expect. Serving more than 6,500 customers, including many of the world's leading healthcare organizations, Logicalis specializes in the design, deployment, management and support of high-performance IT environments.

"Healthcare organizations have driven so many innovations in patient care over the years. Logicalis is privileged to play a part in extending that ingenuity to their IT departments. Our first step is helping IT gain access to the ARRA stimulus funds to jumpstart their initiatives. Reducing consumer healthcare costs, protecting patient privacy and providing the highest levels of patient convenience and care, many good things will come from this," Rafter said.

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About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of high-performance technology solutions. With more than 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP and Cisco.

Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $4 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With more than 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit or contact Bill Balderaz at 614-291-8456, 1750 South Telegraph Road, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.

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