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: CDW works with a wide range of healthcare providers, from small rural practices to large integrated delivery networks. Its clients include both doctors' offices and hospitals. Its technology specialists and engineers help customers design, implement, and manage customized systems in areas including servers and storage, virtualization, communications, security, mobility systems, point of care systems, and business continuity.
Value to healthcare providers: CDW launched a healthcare vertical in 2005, though it has been working with medical clients for nearly 25 years. Its services aim to help hospitals improve patient care and safety, streamline their workflow, and reduce the cost of ownership of healthcare technology. CDW also helps doctors provide the best patient care through technology: It recently added a Mobile Workstation Solution to help healthcare providers reduce downtime and operating costs for mobile workstations. CDW provides multivendor support under one contract, helping reduce costs and speed up repairs, as well as a support center that is always open.