Logicalis Healthcare IT to Receive Spotlight at HIMSS09 in Chicago

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Leading international healthcare solutions provider brings a customer experience approach to using technology, services and partnerships in an effort to create an integrated EMR/EHR approach.

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Logicalis' expertise in healthcare made the selection of a technology solution provider easy

performance technology for today's critical healthcare information technology (IT) environments, brings its customer experience approach to the upcoming 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago. Recognized as one of the premier conferences in the healthcare industry, HIMSS09 brings together healthcare professionals across the globe for this annual gathering.

Logicalis healthcare professionals are ready to strategize electronic health record (EHR) readiness with healthcare providers at Booth #4838 on the HIMSS exhibition floor. With the looming October 1, 2009 deadline to qualify for ARRA Healthcare IT Subsidy funding, Logicalis will share its healthcare focused integration experience and implementation resources. Karen Burton, healthcare solutions specialist, commented on Logicalis participation in HIMSS:

"At the annual HIMSS conference, we have an opportunity to meet with people who are looking for a healthcare solutions provider versed in EMR/EHR that will help them ready their infrastructure, off-load their IT staff to focus on EHR, and develop rapid deployment plans for these solutions. Logicalis can talk with each individual one-on-one about their own needs. The HIMSS exhibition makes it easy for us to meet with customers interested in our customer experience approach to providing healthcare solutions, as well as those looking for the right option for their electronic health record system."

Logicalis has worked closely with healthcare providers for more than two decades. This experience gives Logicalis consultants a unique perspective on the very specific IT requirements healthcare providers have.

"Logicalis' expertise in healthcare made the selection of a technology solution provider easy," said Bill Colbert, VP/CIO University Hospital, Augusta, GA. "They clearly understand the key challenges and opportunities healthcare providers like us face today and how to best address them with an eye toward maximum efficiency and utilization while minimizing the risks involved in rolling out new technologies to support the increased requirements for records retention in our industry."

"When we look to improve the way our IT infrastructure supports the clinical applications, our relationship with Logicalis makes Logicalis an obvious choice," said Michael Sweeney, CIO, Fox Chase Cancer Center. "Logicalis works with us to ensure we get effective solutions and very competitive prices."

Logicalis also plans to highlight its joint effort with Avnet Technology Solutions, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., and its HealthPathâ„¢ University. Avnet HealthPath is an educational resource for healthcare practices, offering industry expertise and partnerships with industry-leading technology suppliers. HealthPath University gives solutions providers the ability to deliver a complete healthcare solution and reduce the overall cost associated with the development and delivery of healthcare products and services.

"Logicalis has invested significantly in its healthcare practice and in the healthcare education of its sales and technical consulting staff," commented David Hutchinson, director, Healthcare Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "The many healthcare organizations Logicalis works with have benefited from the industry-focused knowledge Logicalis brings to the table as a result of Avnet's HealthPath University."

The HIMSS annual conference is expected to attract about 30,000 attendees, ranking it as one of the largest healthcare IT and management systems conferences in the world. The 2009 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition will take place April 4-8, 2009, at McCormick Place, Chicago.

To get the full experience of its commitment to healthcare IT, Logicalis encourages all who will be attending HIMSS09 to visit booth #4838 on the exhibition floor. For more information about healthcare IT solutions from Logicalis, including a podcast and feature story, as well as customer experiences from the healthcare industry, please visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/healthcare-it.

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.
For more information on Logicalis Healthcare Solutions: http://www.us.logicalis.com/healthcare-it

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 http://www.us.logicalis.com.

About HIMSS

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961, with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, and other locations across the United States and Europe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and more than 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

About FCCC

Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, as one of the nation's first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.

About University Hospital

University Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital that receives no local funding. With 581 licensed beds, this acute care hospital serves a 25-county region in Georgia and South Carolina and continues to lead area hospitals in market share. Their medical staff of independent primary care physicians and specialists who practice at University provide everything from routine preventive and diagnostic care to comprehensive cardiovascular and oncology services, and so much more. Since 1999, University has been named the Consumer Choice Award winner for overall quality and image. The Consumer Choice Award is based on an independent survey of consumers conducted by National Research Corporation to recognize the most preferred hospitals in metropolitan areas across the country.

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