Clerity Introduces Healthcare IT Services Division
Clerity Solutions, a full-service provider of migration, modernization and optimization solutions, recently introduced Clerity Healthcare, a business unit of the company that provides turnkey hardware and software solutions, as well as specialized consulting services, for the healthcare market.
Clerity formed the division to meet the acquisition, configuration and implementation of IT equipment, and software needs of healthcare providers in many settings, including small physician practices, large healthcare systems and clinical programs. The business unit also offers specialized services such as electronic health records implementation, information lifecycle management and security audits.
Rather than negotiating contracts with multiple suppliers to address hardware, software and IT service requirements, companies partner with Clerity Healthcare to get one agreement managing the entire process of obtaining and deploying IT resources, along with professional oversight of their technology investments. Clerity Healthcare has dedicated resources with healthcare specialization, and the company works with other established IT providers, such as GE Healthcare and Hewlett-Packard, to provide specialized healthcare solutions.
Clerity Healthcare is an ISO 9001:2008 certified medical system integrator, with expertise in providing turnkey systems and information lifecycle management solutions that help simplify administration and drive down the cost of IT ownership. With an installed base of over 500 customers, Clerity Healthcare has already delivered more than 400 successful electronic health record and practice management implementations at sites ranging from single physician practices to large, multi-site hospitals.
Certified pre-tested healthcare IT systems, such as those for e-medical records, are of growing importance as hospitals and physician offices implement modernized IT-based tools that cut costs and show meaningful use to qualify for financial incentives under the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Act, passed by Congress in 2009 as a means of economic stimulus, provides benefits for healthcare institutions that computerize medical records in an effort to decrease patient care errors and reduce healthcare costs. Investment in IT technology now is anticipated to result in lower long-term health spending and a more stable system.
“Healthcare organizations can modernize their IT systems while reducing costs with preconfigured, pre-tested, and certified hardware and software solutions,” explained Brandon Edenfield, president of Clerity. “Our expertise in delivering end-to-end healthcare solutions offers an effective way to improve quality of patient care.”