As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: Vangent provides consulting and other healthcare IT services to federal government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The company also serves commercial, educational, and healthcare organizations. Vangent's services include systems integration, human capital management, and strategic business process services. The services can help customers connect to the National Health Information Network. Vangent also offers enhanced behavioral analytics services and data warehousing services.
Value to healthcare providers: Vangent has worked with healthcare IT services for a decade; the company itself dates back to 1953. Vangent recently created a Health Strategy and Innovation group to help customers with healthcare IT challenges. Vangent designs specific systems for clients, then builds and operates them to save money for the client. The company uses best practices to customize and improve its systems.