Avnet Technology Solutions Americas and Partners Showcase Healthcare IT Solutions and Services at HI

Avnet Technology Solutions Americas and Partners Showcase Healthcare IT Solutions and Services at HIMSS13 that Improve the Patient Experience

Demonstrates innovative ways healthcare organizations can address challenges related to analytics, big data, business intelligence and mobility

NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and eight members of its healthcare solution provider partner community in the Americas, will exhibit at HIMSS13 on March 3-7, 2013, in New Orleans. Visitors to booths #1851 and #1969 will learn about the latest healthcare IT solutions from HP, IBM, NetApp, Oracle and Polycom available through Avnet's highly trained solution provider community. Additionally, Avnet will feature IBM solutions at booth #1969 that support healthcare IT services.


"Today's healthcare organizations require incredibly complex IT solutions to tackle the challenges of managing analytics, big data, business intelligence and mobility in a patient-focused and highly regulated environment," said Michael Houghton, vice president of strategic sales, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. "Avnet's ecosystem of experienced solution provider partners evaluate technology strategies and solutions for healthcare organizations through the eyes of the patients and the healthcare professionals who use technology to save lives every day. Avnet has further strengthened this partner ecosystem through recent acquisitions, including Ascendant Technology and BrightStar Partners, which specialize in services and software solutions for high-growth markets, such as healthcare."

At HIMSS13, Avnet and its partners will showcase services, software and hardware offerings that consistently improve the in-person or online patient experience, including:

  • Avnet's Healthcare Provider Portal: Offers easy web and mobile access to a diverse set of systems that connect patients, families and caregivers throughout the continuum of care in a single environment. This portal is built on open standards-based software solutions and is complementary to traditional Healthcare Information Management Systems. It can also play a significant role in improving Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results. This solution will be demonstrated in Avnet booth #1969.
  • Avnet's OneVoice Solutions: Enables healthcare organizations to send messages to patients across multiple platforms, including email, text and voice in order to communicate with patients in a coordinated and predictable manner. This solution is based on IBM Cross Channel Integration technology and will be demonstrated in Avnet booth #1969.
  • Healthcare Information Exchange and Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Solutions: Helps small and mid-sized hospitals solve business challenges related to accountable care, electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchanges (HIEs). Additional details available at Avnet booth #1851.
  • Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA): Provides healthcare institutions with scalable image and information life cycle management solutions, enabling images and related patient information to be easily stored, searched and retrieved. Additional details available at Avnet booth #1851.

Attendees can also meet with experts to gain deeper insight into how Avnet and its partners can help healthcare organizations provide secure, mobile-enabled patient and family portals, intranets and websites.

Solution providers featured in the Avnet booth #1851 include: Analytic Partners, Insight, Logicalis, MEDfx, Perficient, Polycom, Solutions II and Vital; booth #1969 will feature healthcare IT services from Ascendant Technology and BrightStar Partners.

"When implemented correctly, healthcare technology has the ability to radically and positively change the entire patient experience, while reducing healthcare costs," said Karen Burton, U.S. healthcare business development manager with Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, and an Avnet partner. "We've worked with leading healthcare organizations for more than a decade to deploy solutions, including those related to EMR, analytics, business continuity, disaster recovery, mobility and BYOD. By showcasing our best practices at HIMSS13 with Avnet, we can help other healthcare organizations implement innovative new solutions that transform patient care through advanced technology."

Additionally, Avnet will share best practices from a national leader in joint replacements that has streamlined its businesses processes to decrease the time from implant design to delivery, as well as reduce the hospital stay time and infection risk for patients. This best practice will be discussed in Avnet booth #1969.

Avnet's healthcare partner community has honed its industry knowledge through Avnet's SolutionsPath® methodology and HealthPath® practice. Participating partners work with industry experts and receive in-depth healthcare market training. For example, the practice includes HealthPath University, which has been educating partners on the healthcare industry since 2006, and is now a track within Avnet's SolutionsPath University®. Additionally, partners can participate in a week-long HealthPath University Internship, which is held on-site at Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals. This unique program takes participants into a hospital to provide a true "on-the-job" educational experience. The curriculum provides participants with a better understanding of the daily challenges healthcare providers and their patients face.

Follow Avnet Technology Solutions, North America, on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage and @AvnetTSChannels. Additionally, Avnet will share event information at HIMSS via @AvnetHIMSS.

All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), aFortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.



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