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: HP's broad range of products, systems, and services aim to help healthcare and life sciences organizations lower costs and improve the quality of care. Its clients include health delivery networks, academic medical centers, large physician groups, long-term care facilities, and national specialty care organizations. Its products include hardware and business intelligence and information management software. Its services include business process outsourcing, infrastructure outsourcing, and application services. HP's solutions are combinations of HP and partner products or services that address specific client needs.
Value to healthcare providers: HP has been providing healthcare IT services for more than 40 years. HP has recently added the HP Digital Hospital system, which integrates technology such as medical devices, intelligent information systems, and communication tools to create a real-time health information environment. Healthcare reform has led to high demand for HP's services in areas such as application modernization, cloud computing, information management, and business process outsourcing. Because HP's range of products and services is so broad, HP's customers often choose a personalized system rather than just buying one service.