Logicalis Identifies High-Priority Technology Tasks Facing Healthcare Organizations

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Data storage management is central concern discussed in new logicalis report for healthcare IT professionals.

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Prescription for Healthcare IT: Data Storage Solutions Needed STAT

Despite a weak U.S. economy and market uncertainties, a sizeable amount of activity in the healthcare industry is focused on planning and prioritizing information management. Recent research by Televerde Insight found that healthcare IT organizations were focused on ensuring better data management, facilitating easier data access, and securing patient information in electronic medical record (EMR) systems. The study, commissioned by Logicalis, a global provider of high-performance technology, highlights the complex storage requirements facing healthcare IT professionals.

To help IT professionals in the healthcare industry better understand the solutions available for their complex storage needs, Logicalis has developed "Prescription for Healthcare IT: Data Storage Solutions Needed STAT" a report that details the unique storage challenges facing healthcare and solutions to combat these challenges. The complimentary guide is available for download from http://www.us.logicalis.com/datahealthcare.

A recognized leader in strategic storage solutions, as well as business information management and managed services, Logicalis developed the report to provide guidance and perspective for healthcare IT professionals facing daily challenges with their storage requirements.

Logicalis has also developed a Top Ten HIT (Healthcare Information Technology) List for healthcare organizations, with storage as the No. 1 driver for many of these IT initiatives. The following technology initiatives are on the radar screen, in the planning process or early implementation phases for many healthcare IT organizations across the country, according to Logicalis.

Logicalis Top Ten HIT List
1. Electronic Health/Medical Records (EHR or EMR)
2. Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
3. Medical Archiving Systems (MAS)
4. Storage Consolidation and Virtualization
5. Backup (disk-based and online storage)
6. Business Intelligence
7. Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)
8. Infrastructure for Health Information Systems
9. Compliance
10. Securing Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI)

"These are complex, and often competing, issues facing healthcare IT professionals," said Karen Burton, Healthcare Solutions Business Development Manager. "The challenge facing our healthcare customers is to provide accurate, timely information critical to patient safety - the entire medical record from digital imaging procedures to lab results and billing - AND maintain patient privacy and hospital security. It can be overwhelming for organizations that are focused simply on day-to-day patient care."

About Logicalis
Logicalis is a global provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 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 over 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.

Media contacts:
Lisa Dreher, VP, Marketing & Business Development, Logicalis, Inc.
lisa.dreher @ us.logicalis.com; 425-201-8111
http://www.us.logicalis.com

Arthur Germain, Principal, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis
agermain @ gocsg.com; 631-239-6335
http://www.gocsg.com

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