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Healthcare IT Vendor Directory

As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.




Major efforts are underway to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care, while reining in the ever-growing costs of providing that care. Technology is expected a big role in accomplishing those goals. As government and regulatory requirements force doctors, hospitals, and other parts of the medical establishment to modernize, more money is being devoted to upgrading medical and healthcare technology systems. IT vendors are moving aggressively to grab a piece of that pie, providing new systems and tools ranging from electronic medical records systems to diagnostic systems to compliance systems, and many more. More physicians are beginning to implement systems that facilitate the collection and sharing of medical information among all of a patient's caregivers through health information exchanges or cloud-based services. At the same time, as they move from paper-based records to digitized medical records, they must secure that data. So IT vendors also are offering systems to help healthcare delivery organizations do a better job of protecting personal, medical, and financial information connected to their patients. There is no shortage of technology systems available today for healthcare, and organizations are reviewing, buying, and deploying a wide range of systems that include computerized provider order entry; clinical decision support systems; health information exchanges; e-prescribing for outpatients; patients' personal health records; patient registries; telemedicine or remote monitoring; information retrieval; and administrative functions. The latest research shows these systems can significantly improve treatment outcomes and reduce mortality rates, eliminate unnecessary treatments and drugs, and lower costs. See More

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Services and products: Accenture offers IT implementation services, management consulting, and compliance systems that address clients' administrative, operational, clinical, business, and technological needs. Its main clients are large hospitals and academic institutions. Accenture says it works with almost 60% of academic medical centers and 70% of the largest hospital systems.

Value to healthcare providers: Accenture's services can help healthcare providers implement electronic medical records, comply with government regulations, share critical data by developing health information exchanges, improve care by using healthcare analytics, make their supply chains and facility use more efficient, and collaborate with health plans, employers, and consumers. Accenture adds services as they are needed. For example, it recently added ICD-10 services to its offerings.

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Services and products: CDW works with a wide range of healthcare providers, from small rural practices to large integrated delivery networks. Its clients include both doctors' offices and hospitals. Its technology specialists and engineers help customers design, implement, and manage customized systems in areas including servers and storage, virtualization, communications, security, mobility systems, point of care systems, and business continuity.

Value to healthcare providers: CDW launched a healthcare vertical in 2005, though it has been working with medical clients for nearly 25 years. Its services aim to help hospitals improve patient care and safety, streamline their workflow, and reduce the cost of ownership of healthcare technology. CDW also helps doctors provide the best patient care through technology: It recently added a Mobile Workstation Solution to help healthcare providers reduce downtime and operating costs for mobile workstations. CDW provides multivendor support under one contract, helping reduce costs and speed up repairs, as well as a support center that is always open.

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Services and products: For more than 20 years, Cisco has been providing healthcare organizations with technology that helps people connect, access information, and collaborate. Its healthcare clients include hospitals, doctors' offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and public health departments. Its products and services include infrastructure, unified communications, mobile wireless phones, IP telephony, video communications, telehealth, and cloud computing.

Value to healthcare providers: By improving communication in all areas of healthcare, Cisco's products and services help healthcare providers manage costs, improve care, and provide better access to healthcare services. Deploying unified communications (voice, video, and data) in hospitals requires attention to details such as lead walls in radiology departments and coverage in elevators. Cisco can help overcome these issues. Recently Cisco has also been asked for help with electronic medical records.

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Services and products: Cognizant provides IT systems, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to healthcare clients, including payers, healthcare delivery networks, state governments, intermediaries, and disease and care management firms. It also works with pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. Its specific services include application development and maintenance, systems integration, product implementation, quality assurance, data warehousing and analytics, compliance, and claims processing.

Value to healthcare providers: Cognizant has been providing IT services to the healthcare industry since 1996. Its clients frequently request its systems integration, quality assurance, application development, and business process outsourcing services. It recently added compliance services for ICD-10 to help clients understand and adapt to the business and organizational impacts of ICD-10.

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Services and products: CSC offers business and clinical consulting, as well as process, technology, and outsourcing services, to more than 700 clients worldwide. Its clients are hospitals, HMOs, academic medical centers, other healthcare delivery organizations, health plans, life sciences companies, and government entities. It offers a wide range of products and services, including clinical information systems implementation, meaningful use assessment and roadmaps, EHR implementation, IT planning, and information security services. For health plans, it offers ICD-10 implementation, business process services, outsourcing, and other services. CSC also offers healthcare IT and informatics systems, including electronic medical records, information exchanges, and data warehousing and analysis.

Value to healthcare providers: CSC has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 30 years. Today it manages the eHealth initiative for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. It also recently added CareVeillance, a new approach to clinical surveillance and quality reporting.

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Services and products: Dell provides healthcare IT systems, including hardware, software, and services to a wide range of healthcare providers, from physicians to integrated delivery networks. It offers application services, business consulting, business process services, cloud-based services, configuration and deployment, IT consulting, managed infrastructure, and support services.

Value to healthcare providers: Dell has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 15 years. It adds services as they become useful to healthcare providers; for example, Dell recently added an electronic medical records system for the physicians affiliated with its partner hospitals.

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Services and products: HP's broad range of products, systems, and services aim to help healthcare and life sciences organizations lower costs and improve the quality of care. Its clients include health delivery networks, academic medical centers, large physician groups, long-term care facilities, and national specialty care organizations. Its products include hardware and business intelligence and information management software. Its services include business process outsourcing, infrastructure outsourcing, and application services. HP's solutions are combinations of HP and partner products or services that address specific client needs.

Value to healthcare providers: HP has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 40 years. HP has recently added the HP Digital Hospital system, which integrates technology such as medical devices, intelligent information systems, and communication tools to create a real-time health information environment. Healthcare reform has led to high demand for HP's services in areas such as application modernization, cloud computing, information management, and business process outsourcing. Because HP's range of products and services is so broad, HP's customers often choose a personalized system rather than just buying one service.

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Services and products: Microsoft Health Solutions Group offers Microsoft Amalga UIS and HealthVault Community Connect, which are used by hospitals.

Value to healthcare providers: Amalga UIS helps healthcare providers see information from all a hospital's systems in a manageable, cohesive way -- whether it's information about overall trends or a single patient. HealthVault Community Connect is a secure portal that lets the hospital send instructions to a patient after discharge, for example, or helps patients get information to their doctors. Patients use HealthVault to access and share their health information.

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Services and products: Infosys provides consulting, business process outsourcing services, and IT systems to a wide range of healthcare providers, with a particular focus on hospital chains, large hospitals, and integrated healthcare delivery networks. Infosys' services include helping providers meet meaningful use requirements, systems migration, and enabling applications to run on mobile devices. Infosys also offers the Sustained End User Adoption and Learning service, which helps train end-users so the provider actually gets the benefits of the new system. It also offers a Healthcare Enterprise Performance Management solution that includes Capacity Management, Clinical Quality Management, ER Optimization, and Discharge Management.

Value to healthcare providers: Infosys has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 10 years. Its clients frequently request help with meaningful use systems, PeopleSoft upgrades, and legacy system maintenance. ICD-10 tools and services, which the company has recently added, help companies manage clinical documentation during the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

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Services and products: Oracle sells both horizontal and healthcare industry-specific technology products to hospitals and integrated healthcare delivery networks. With the acquisition of Sun, Oracle now offers healthcare providers servers and storage as well.

Value to healthcare providers: Oracle has been selling to the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. It offers numerous applications and other systems to help healthcare providers run more efficiently, ensure the quality of patient care, and reduce safety concerns. Oracle can help healthcare providers aggregate clinical data from disparate systems. Oracle recently introduced the Oracle Health Management Platform, an open and integrated suite of unified systems to help reduce administrative costs and gain insight into operations and patient outcomes.

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Philips Healthcare provides clinical informatics and patient care systems to hospitals and healthcare systems. Philips invests in devices that acquire physiological data from the patient, thus supporting decisions on clinical care. Systems include cardiology informatics, enterprise imaging informatics, including PACS (picture archiving and communication system), and patient monitoring systems.

Value to healthcare providers: The goal of Philips Healthcare's offerings is to simplify workflow, improve financial outcomes, and help improve patients' lives. Philips' systems acquire, analyze, interpret, and present patient information to support clinical decision making. A recent addition to Philips' services and systems is the IntelliVue MX800 patient monitoring system, which provides immediate access to patient information. Clinicians can easily view patient data from electronic medical records and other sources, saving time and improving care.

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Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: SAIC offers a wide range of services, primarily to federal healthcare delivery networks. Its services include systems integration, application development, health information security and privacy, and health information infrastructure support. In the public health area, SAIC offers help with surveillance, epidemiology and biostatistics, and emergency preparedness. For health sciences companies, SAIC offers help with biomedical research and development, regulatory compliance, bioinformatics, and behavioral health, and outreach.

Value to healthcare providers: SAIC has been providing healthcare IT services for over 20 years. Its federal government clients request a wide range of services, including public health, clinical health, health information infrastructure, behavioral health, and health sciences.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: SAP offers a broad range of products and services for healthcare and life sciences providers from business units called SAP for Healthcare and SAP Life Sciences. Some of these address business intelligence, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, human capital management, supplier relationship management, and sustainability.

Value to healthcare providers: SAP has been working with healthcare providers since the mid 1990s. SAP's clients often request technology integration services. Two recently introduced products, SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation for Healthcare and SAP BusinessObjects Quality Management for Healthcare, exemplify its approach to the fast-changing world of healthcare IT. These products are part of a larger group of industry-specifics business analytics systems designed to give customers critical industry-specific information, helping them better understand risk and uncover opportunities. The systems can also be customized further to meet particular business goals.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Siemens serves most areas of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, integrated delivery networks, and imaging departments. It provides comprehensive Web-based health information systems, revenue cycle management systems, electronic document management, clinical decision support tools, image management, and remote data hosting.

Value to healthcare providers: Siemens has been in the healthcare IT services business for more than 40 years. Siemens' offerings cover patient care from prevention and early detection through treatment and aftercare. Its systems optimize clinical workflows for the most common diseases, making healthcare better and more efficient.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Tata's main clients are public and private hospitals, though it also works with health management organizations, health plans, pharmacies, and integrated healthcare delivery networks. Tata has three types of offerings for healthcare providers. Its IT services include application development and maintenance, systems integration, and infrastructure services. Its business systems include health care analytics and hospital information systems. Tata also offers IT outsourcing services for healthcare providers.

Value to healthcare providers: Tata has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 20 years. It has recently added health informatics offerings, including electronic medical records; regulatory compliance systems such as ICD-10; and operational and clinical dashboards for healthcare analytics.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Vangent provides consulting and other healthcare IT services to federal government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The company also serves commercial, educational, and healthcare organizations. Vangent's services include systems integration, human capital management, and strategic business process services. The services can help customers connect to the National Health Information Network. Vangent also offers enhanced behavioral analytics services and data warehousing services.

Value to healthcare providers: Vangent has worked with healthcare IT services for a decade; the company itself dates back to 1953. Vangent recently created a Health Strategy and Innovation group to help customers with healthcare IT challenges. Vangent designs specific systems for clients, then builds and operates them to save money for the client. The company uses best practices to customize and improve its systems.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, a dedicated practice group that delivers tailored IT systems for the healthcare sector, was created in 2009. Verizon provides a broad array of security, hosting, storage, collaboration, networking, and professional services to clients including hospitals, life sciences companies, and doctors' offices. Its healthcare IT offerings include Verizon Medical Data Exchange, Verizon Health Information Exchange, and Verizon Telehealth Collaboration Services.

Value to healthcare providers: Due new federal requirements and an increased focus on using technology to improve healthcare, Verizon is seeing strong interest in its healthcare IT consulting services and data exchange services, as well as telehealth systems. Verizon Health Information Exchange, launched in July 2010, uses Verizon's cloud-computing platform to help healthcare providers solve the problem of incompatible health IT platforms and data storage. It translates the information into a standardized format for secure access over the Web.

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Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Vitalize serves clients throughout the healthcare system, including hospitals, doctors' offices, and integrated healthcare delivery networks. It provides IT systems for many major vendors' software packages.

Value to healthcare providers: Vitalize has been providing healthcare IT services for eight years. Its clients frequently ask the company for healthcare IT professional services to implement, optimize, train staff, and support major healthcare IT packages. It has recently started offering ambulatory and practice management implementation services.

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17 Leading EHR Vendors

Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

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12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

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Services and products: Xerox helps healthcare organizations manage the documents that are essential to their business, including medical records, forms, manuals, and patient education materials. The company acquired Affiliated Computer Services Inc., which allows it to offer consulting, implementation, and hosting services in areas including business intelligence, technology infrastructure, and revenue cycle management. Xerox works with more than 3,000 healthcare organizations, including doctors' offices, hospitals, and healthcare delivery networks.

Value to healthcare providers: Xerox can manage all document and business processes within a healthcare organization, from pre-admission to patient discharge and recovery. And it can transform the data and documents into information that improves care. Xerox's customers turn to it for application consulting, implementation, and hosting services. Xerox has expanded its services to help healthcare organizations get the most out of their electronic medical record investments.

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17 Leading EHR Vendors

Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011

9 Ways Health IT Improves Patient Care

Healthcare Innovators

12 Advances In Medical Robotics

Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010

RFID In Healthcare

Disney Cancer Center Offers High Tech Care

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