Logicalis Announces Strategic Relationship with Health Care DataWorks

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Technology Solution Provider Helps HCD Deliver Healthcare Business Intelligence Solutions

The relationship between Logicalis and HCD is a dynamic, scalable partnership demonstrating how Logicalis works with ISVs to jointly develop an innovative business model that includes cloud services.

Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today annouced an innovative partnership with Health Care DataWorks, Inc. (HCD) a leading provider of healthcare business intelligence services, to offer HCD’s KnowledgeEdge™ product suite to hospitals and healthcare systems. KnowlegeEdge is a business intelligence solution that enables healthcare organizations – regardless of size – to improve quality and reduce costs. Together, Logicalis and Health Care DataWorks can deliver KnowledgeEdge installed in a customer’s data center with remote monitoring and management or as software as a service (SaaS) hosted on the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud (LEC) platform.

The rapid evolution and market acceptance of KnowledgeEdge is in large part attributable to the innovative partnership between HCD and Logicalis that leverages and extends the capabilities of both firms. “We at HCD are laser focused on doing what we do best, and that’s providing healthcare analytics and business intelligence solutions to hospitals and healthcare systems that are facing an ever-evolving marketplace. To do that, it was imperative that we find a reliable partner for the technical and hardware aspects of the solution,” says HCD chief technology officer Mike Ostrander. “We needed one company that could take responsibility for the entire system - from servers to storage and networking – as well as provide implementation, monitoring and management support to enable KnowledgeEdge to serve as a standalone solution in our customers’ data centers. Logicalis lets us focus on what we’re good at, and they take care of the rest.”

Other factors in HCD’s choice of Logicalis included Logicalis’ strong, national presence in healthcare, its consultative sales process, the company’s demonstrated ITIL best practices in managed services and disaster recovery, and the fact that Logicalis is a leader in both private and public cloud computing.

As they work to reduce length of patient stays, readmissions and bill rejections, hospitals across the nation need increased access to information that can provide them with an at-a-glance view of key performance indicators and the ability to drill into the data to gain deeper insights into their operations. HCD’s KnowledgeEdge Enterprise includes a unified data model built exclusively for healthcare organizations bundled with software, hardware and support that can be implemented at a fraction of the cost and time it would take health systems to build these functions on their own. The benefit to hospitals and health systems is a broad and seamless view of financial, administrative, clinical and research information for easy analysis and timely decision making.

“The relationship between Logicalis and HCD is a dynamic, scalable partnership demonstrating how Logicalis works with ISVs to jointly develop an innovative business model that includes cloud services,” says Karen Burton, healthcare business development manager for Logicalis. “Working together has enriched our individual offerings and opened doors for new opportunities for both companies. We’ve learned from each other, and that has empowered our respective market objectives. It’s a win-win.”

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About Health Care DataWorks, Inc.
Health Care DataWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business intelligence solutions, empowers healthcare organizations to improve their quality of care and reduce costs. Through its pioneering KnowledgeEdge™ product suite, including its enterprise data model, analytic dashboards, applications and reports, Health Care DataWorks delivers an Enterprise Data Warehouse necessary for hospitals and health systems to effectively and efficiently gain deeper insights into their operations. For more information, visit http://www.hcdataworks.com.

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 almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, 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 http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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