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Logicalis

New York, NY 10119
Booth(s):  11507

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Logicalis is a healthcare IT solutions company offering Consulting Services, Service Desk, Managed Security, Managed IT Services, Cloud Services as well as solutions for Infrastructure, security, mobile access, medical imaging, & telehealth from our skilled service professionals and world class partners. We've worked with leading health systems to achieve quality patient care, meet regulatory requirements, and gain efficiency for 20+ yrs. See www.us.logicalis.com/healthcareit

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Solution Provider Offers Five Tips to Help Healthcare IT Professionals Prepare for the Coming Wave of Image-Related Data and Its Intelligent Use

NEW YORK, January 23, 2018 – The number of clinical images captured and stored each year throughout America’s healthcare system is staggering: An estimated 36 million MRIs and 74 million CT scans were performed in the United States in 2017 alone, and that just scratches the surface.1 Consider too the myriad of wound care and other visual condition assessments taken with smartphones, digital images acquired from surgical scopes, cardiology images, and even point-of-care ultrasounds captured annually, and it’s easy to see why enterprise imaging strategies are top-of-mind for today’s healthcare organizations.  Intuitive access to this growing number of clinical images is already playing an increasingly important role in electronic health record (EHR) optimization strategies and value-based clinical practices.  But, according to Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare-focused arm of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), as new technologies ranging from deep machine learning to the first FDA-approved digital pathology interpretation software come to market, the capture, storage and management of discrete clinical images is quite literally expected to explode.

“Developing an enterprise imaging strategy and then marrying that strategy to an EHR optimization program is just the beginning of healthcare’s digital transformation. But even when you have the most sophisticated EHR solution in place and have married patients’ digital images to their electronic health records, your transformation journey is not complete,” warns Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions. “New technologies – things like deep machine learning and digital pathology – that are already visible on the horizon will require your organization to be much more ‘digitally mature.’ Yet, despite the complexity involved in preparing to take full advantage of these emerging capabilities, the payoff in better patient outcomes and, ultimately, better value for the organization and patient alike, will make the journey worthwhile.”

Emphasizing the importance of clinical imaging in health IT, HIMSS Analytics and the European Society of Radiology (ESR) jointly developed the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM), a multi-stage imaging IT maturity model first introduced at the 29th European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in 2016. Slated for introduction in the U.S. market at HIMSS18, the DIAM helps healthcare organizations visualize what “digital imaging maturity” looks like and understand the considerations needed to attain it.

Further highlighting the importance of clinical imaging, in the newly updated version of DIAM’s predecessor, the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), the requirement for the adoption of digital imaging has been promoted from a Stage 5 requirement to Stage 1.

Five Steps for Better Image Management
All of this means healthcare CIOs must continue to prepare for the coming wave of image-related data and its intelligent use.  To help, the experts at Logicalis Healthcare Solutions have put together a series of five important tips.

1. Develop an Enterprise Imaging Strategy: An enterprise imaging strategy should consider all aspects of imaging, regardless of type, from acquisition to analysis.  Imaging is a complex area of health IT, and it doesn’t start and stop in radiology.  While radiology is, and likely will always be, the producer of the highest volume of clinical images, it’s important to consider the widespread use of point-of-care ultrasound, digital photography and other types of clinical images as well.

2. Create a Data Governance Model: Healthcare organizations need to design and implement data standards for images and associated metadata elements now to be ready to enable a relevant presentation of images within the EHR and take advantage of upcoming analytics and deep learning capabilities as they become more mainstream. It is also important that the standards developed are applied uniformly to ensure the highest data value.

3. Focus on Interoperability: It isn’t acceptable to expect clinicians to launch multiple applications in unique frames without patient context.  Even though specialized image viewing toolsets may be needed depending on physician specialty, and while those toolsets may reside in disparate applications, it is critical that the user experiences a unified viewing environment. Therefore, potential software solutions must comply with industry standards, including Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) among others, and support seamless interoperability to the EHR and the primary diagnostic and clinical viewers in use.

4. Standardize Image Acquisition Workflows: Given the wide variety of image acquisition-related use cases across a multitude of clinical disciplines, standardizing the organization’s image acquisition workflow may seem like a daunting task. However, upon closer examination, there are really only a few variations to consider.  The creation of standardized workflows will enable faster onboarding of service lines needing image management services, and it will ensure that data standards are applied and that images are presented appropriately within the EHR.

5. Embrace Image Lifecycle Management: Most organizations are still retaining clinical images using expensive, antiquated storage technologies or ignoring the lifecycle management capabilities provided by their vendor neutral archives (VNAs) or image management solutions.  The use of hybrid cloud strategies, starting with Tier 4 image storage, is a great way to reduce the overall cost of retaining an image while accommodating the long-term retention requirements needed for research and for compliance with regulatory mandates like those required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Need help designing your organization’s digital health strategy? Schedule a HIMSS18 meeting with Logicalis Healthcare Solutions experts now and gain instant access to a series of valuable healthcare IT reports: http://ow.ly/CaMF30hNxqE.

1 IMV: 2017 MR Market Outlook Report & IMV: 2017 CT Market Outlook Report

Want to Learn More?
*Explore the essential components of an enterprise imaging strategy in a one-hour, virtual Enterprise Imaging Executive Workshop: http://ow.ly/FIq730hNykP.

*Watch an interview with Logicalis Healthcare Solutions’ enterprise imaging expert Kim Garriott: http://ow.ly/ZxPy30hNxhh.

*If an enterprise imaging strategy isn’t already part of your EHR optimization plans, where will you be five years from now? http://ow.ly/7UZz30hNxk8

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers span industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,500 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.  It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

Business and technology working as one
To learn more about Logicalis activities through a variety of social media outlets, click here.

Media Contacts:
Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
kfranse@gocsg.com
866-997-2424 x222
www.gocsg.com


Arthur Germain, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
agermain@gocsg.com
866-997-2424 x101
www.gocsg.com

Solution Provider Experts Will Share Important Trends in Enterprise Imaging/DIAM, Telehealth,

Security and EHR Optimization with the Media at Booth #11507

No matter what healthcare IT story you’re working on – before, during or after HIMSS – Logicalis has the expert spokespeople who can give you everything from a quick comment to an in-depth discussion on any of today’s current healthcare IT topics.

WHO: The healthcare IT experts from Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare-focused arm of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), will be available for interviews at booth #11507 throughout HIMSS18. To schedule an interview with one of the experts listed below, click HERE.

WHAT: Digital transformation will be among the most important topics at this year’s HIMSS, particularly as healthcare organizations look for ways to efficiently and cost-effectively prepare their IT infrastructures to adopt and implement cutting-edge and emerging technologies such as hyperconverged data centers, precision medicine, genomics and digital pathology.

WHERE: Booth #11507 at the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas

WHEN: March 5-9, 2018

WHY: For over two decades, Logicalis has helped healthcare organizations align their business and technical needs in ways that enhance both financial results and patient outcomes.  With such deep expertise in healthcare IT, Logicalis’ experts have their fingers on the pulse of the market.  They can discuss the industry’s top trends, they know what’s keeping healthcare CIOs up at night, and they can talk tech from the 50,000-foot level all the way down to the granular, very most technical details of a particular solution.  If you want a conversation with someone who has real-world, in-the-trenches, first-hand experience working with an array of healthcare CXOs and their IT staffs, we’ve got the experts who can deliver the background for an informative article as well as the anecdotes and quotes that will bring it to life.

Key Topics

While Logicalis’ expertise covers the full spectrum of healthcare IT, some of the topics Logicalis will be focused on at HIMSS18 include:

HIMSS 2018 EXCLUSIVE: INSTANT ACCESS TO VALUABLE WHITE PAPERS

Schedule an interview with a Logicalis Healthcare Solutions expert for HIMSS18 now and you’ll gain instant access to a series of valuable healthcare IT white papers: http://ow.ly/CaMF30hNxqE.*

  • Optimizing Every Healthcare IT Dollar: Cost-Effective, Efficient Digital Transformation Requires the Strategic Use of Cloud, Automation and Managed Services
  • Accessible Images, Stronger Outcomes: How Enterprise Imaging Aligns with Value-Based Care
  • Driving Positive Change in Healthcare: An Effective Enterprise Imaging Strategy is a Key to Meaningful Use
  • How to Design and Implement a Successful Telehealth Program for Your Organization: Nine Key Tactics

*If you are interested in re-publishing any of the content in these white papers, please email us for permission to reprint.

Cover Expert Presentations and Events Live from HIMSS:

HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Imaging Workgroup Roundtable

Thursday, March 8: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Marcello 4401

A panel discussion during the HIMSS-SIIM Enterprise Workgroup will examine enterprise imaging and how organizations are evolving their adoption of it. Following the discussion, Logicalis’ Kim Garriott will share the new Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM).

HIMSS-SIIM Workgroup Meetup

Thursday, March 8: 11:00 a.m. – Noon – HIMSS Spot

Pioneer of vendor neutral archives and founder of Acuo Technologies Larry Sitka, currently Vice President and Chief Strategy Information Officer, Enterprise Applications, for Vital Images, will be the guest speaker. Following his presentation, Logicalis’ Kim Garriott will provide an overview of the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM).

The Digital Imaging Adoption Model for Enterprise Imaging (DIAM-EI): A Method to Measure, Identify and Manage Enterprise-Wide Imaging Challenges

Wednesday, March 7: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – HIMSS Analytics Booth

John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, and Logicalis’ Kim Garriott will discuss the Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) and the challenges healthcare organizations must overcome to better manage medical images across the enterprise. The session will also include information about assessments that can identify infrastructure and workflow gaps as well as how to receive public recognition for achievements in enterprise imaging.

AGFA HealthCare: HIMSS18 Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, March 7: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Room 203

Logicalis’ Kim Garriott will be a panelist during a lunch-and-learn discussion entitled “The Big Picture Made Tangible:  Realizing the Value of Enterprise Imaging IT.”  The panel will examine the exponential growth and consequential fragmentation of medical image information resulting in sub-optimal patient care, inefficiency and cybersecurity risks.  The discussion will include an exploration of strategies employed by a variety of diverse healthcare institutions to mitigate these problems and derive measurable value through enterprise imaging technologies.

About Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

To learn more about Logicalis and its healthcare IT capabilities, visit the Logicalis Healthcare Solutions website, then read some of Logicalis’ most recent healthcare IT news HERE.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers span industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,500 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.  It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

Business and technology working as one

To learn more about Logicalis activities through a variety of social media outlets, click here.

Media Contacts:

Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US

kfranse@gocsg.com

866-997-2424 x222

www.gocsg.com

Arthur Germain, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US

agermain@gocsg.com

866-997-2424 x101

www.gocsg.com

Solution Provider Examines the Role Cloud, ITSM and Managed Services Play in Adoption of Advancements from Precision Medicine to Digital Pathology Interpretation

NEW YORK, February 20, 2018 – Digital transformation is happening in all industries, and it will happen in healthcare whether healthcare IT professionals are ready or not.  Electronic health records are moving to the cloud, telehealth is becoming a business requirement, and progressive new technologies like deep machine learning and digital pathology interpretation will soon become mainstream.  The question is, will healthcare IT organizations be ready? According to Logicalis Healthcare Solutions, the healthcare-focused arm of Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), the key is to create a digital foundation that paves the way for the implementation of these new technologies. To help, the healthcare IT experts at Logicalis US have created a downloadable white paper that explores the strategic use of cloud, automation and managed services strategies as foundational components along this path. The paper, “Optimizing Every Healthcare IT Dollar,” is available for immediate download by healthcare organizations scheduling a meeting with Logicalis US (Booth #11507) at HIMSS18: http://ow.ly/sH9x30if3Wx.

“To deliver the technology that supports everything from hyperconverged data centers to precision medicine or genomics, for example, requires the full focus and attention of a unique breed of IT specialists,” says Michael Riley, Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions. “And while these people may already be on a hospital’s IT staff, if they’re bogged down with the daily operation of the provider’s IT infrastructure, the intellectual bandwidth the organization needs to tackle the implementation and deployment of new clinical or research technologies simply isn’t available.”

Logicalis experts say the use of managed services, IT service management (ITSM), and the cloud, however, can help healthcare IT organizations take those all-important next steps toward a more efficient, secure, digitally enabled future that is ready to explore, implement and support the advanced technologies being developed and brought to market today.

Three Steps: Laying the Foundation for Healthcare’s Digital Transformation

1. Managed Services: Why Outsourcing Is No Longer a Four-Letter Word: In a resources-constrained environment where the healthcare IT team is spending 80 percent or more of its time monitoring events, implementing patches, overseeing backups, staying compliant and managing the service desk, real digital transformation isn’t an option. CIOs simply must find a way to flip that 80/20 rule upside down.  The simplest and most cost-effective way to do that is through the use of managed services. In fact, in a recent survey of 890 CIOs around the world, one in four said they already outsource most (more than 50 percent) of their IT to a trusted MSP.

2. Using ITSM to Do More with What You Already Have: At a time when CXOs and healthcare boards of directors are demanding “more, better, faster” from their IT departments, but budgets are not expanding commensurately, the right automation and IT service management (ITSM) strategies offer CIOs another important success-building option: Migrate what you can to the cloud, then automate what you keep in house so neither IT nor clinicians spend unnecessary valuable time on maintenance and management of systems that could effectively run themselves.

3. Embracing the Cloud is the Beginning of Real Transformation: IT is no longer all about the infrastructure you own and manage in house; instead, it’s about the quality of services you can efficiently and cost-effectively deliver to users throughout your organization.  To deliver a more agile IT experience, CIOs have realized, requires a new operational and consumption model that relies on the cloud as a vital and viable part of the plan. And, now that security for cloud solutions has matured, the cloud can and should play a significant role in a healthcare organization’s digital transformation strategy.

Want to Learn More?
*Schedule a HIMSS18 meeting with Logicalis and gain instant access to not just one – but four – valuable healthcare IT reports: http://ow.ly/sH9x30if3Wx.

*Download a Logicalis datasheet that further examines the role of cloud, ITSM and managed services in healthcare’s digital transformation: http://ow.ly/mZLf30imHby.

*Explore an extensive collection of Logicalis Healthcare Solutions eBooks, feature articles, white papers, infographics and datasheets on an array of healthcare IT topics here: http://ow.ly/IyNk30ifaPL.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.

Our customers span industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,500 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.

We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.  It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, with revenues of over $4 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

Business and technology working as one
To learn more about Logicalis activities through a variety of social media outlets, click here.

Media Contacts:
Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
kfranse@gocsg.com
866-997-2424 x222
www.gocsg.com

Arthur Germain, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
agermain@gocsg.com
866-997-2424 x101
www.gocsg.com

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