The IT Leader's Guide to Multicloud Readiness
This guide provides practical key insights and important factors to consider to make informed decisions in your multicloud journey.
It was exciting to read Heather Clancy‘s post on ZDNet.com this morning, ‘Perficient’s Cloud Prescription for Healthcare Companies‘ highlighting Perficient’s Cloud & Healthcare expertise. From Heather’s post, which can be read here
[Perficient] was named in July as both the software developer’s U.S. Partner of the Year and also as [Microsoft’s] top provider for delivering healthcare solutions. Its capabilities center on Microsoft’s cloud computing technologies including Office 365, Azure, Lync, Yammer, SharePoint Online, Intune and Dynamics CRM.
Examples of some of Perficient’s recent deployments including a massive project with one of the largest healthcare providers to integrate Office365 services with Active Directory; optimizing an electronic healthcare records system from Epic with a business intelligence solution using SQL Server and SharePoint; and developing a SharePoint 2013 portal that allows healthcare providers to communicate with patients using Web access methods or mobile devices.
“Perficient’s dedicated national health practice delivers innovative and intelligent solutions for hospitals and health systems deployed on familiar Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, Lync, SQL Server and Dynamics CRM,” said Steve Aylward, general manager of U.S. Health & Life Sciences, Strategies and Solutions, Microsoft. “These solutions allow healthcare organizations to leverage their investments in the Microsoft platform that provide instant access to patient and clinical information, streamline core business processes such as eligibility, referrals and claims, and significantly improve interactions with patients/members, physicians and administrators.”
When I spoke with Eric Roch, Perficient’s principal executive for service-oriented architecture (SOA), Cloud and Mobile solutions, he said the St. Louis-based integrator’s long-time experience with data compliance and security issues has helped it carve out a large vertical practice in this area. “We are focused on how companies can use technology to continuously improve their processes,” Roch said.
As such, Perficient becomes closely aligned with overall business strategy of its clients, not just the IT plan, which makes for long-term relationships. “Your CFO really wants these economies of scale, the agility that cloud brings and the cost-savings,” he noted.
Microsoft Cloud based solutions can be a great fit in the Healthcare space, in large part thanks to the fact that a BAA is available for several Microsoft Cloud based products including Windows Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM. In addition Office 365 can be used in connection with the Direct Project to enable secure, verified messaging.
How do you plan to leverage Microsoft Cloud based solutions in your environment?