Today, Perficient announced it has been working with Partners In Health, a Boston-based nonprofit that delivers high-quality health care and serves impoverished communities around the world, from Haiti to Rwanda to Siberia, to deploy Office 365 at cost.
From the Press Release:
Founded in 1987, Partners In Health works to strike at the root causes of illness by weaving together clinical and social support for poor and marginalized patients, by training local healthcare providers in the communities they serve, and by advocating for global policy change. Upon receiving a grant for Office 365 subscriptions from Microsoft, Partners In Health selected Perficient to migrate its infrastructure to the cloud. For this initiative, Perficient is leveraging the experience of its award-winning Microsoft national business unit and Healthcare practice to deliver the Office 365 suite at cost to the client’s 3,000 users, including implementing Exchange Online for company-wide communication, Azure-hosted ADFS for identity management, and SharePoint Online for document storage and collaboration.
Deployment of Office 365 across sites in Africa, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Russia and the U.S. will further Partners In Health’s mission to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. It will also enhance cross-site communication and collaboration as the organization responds to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Cloud-based storage allows documents to be accessed at any time from any device in any setting, including those where bandwidth is limited. With a common email platform, information may be shared seamlessly among colleagues, partners and all others involved in the fight against illness and poverty.
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And from Dave Mayo, CIO, Partners In Health:
“When looking at technology solutions providers, Perficient’s proven track record in the healthcare industry and demonstrated Microsoft cloud services expertise stood out immediately. Thanks to our partnership with Perficient, we are adopting a consolidated, reliable platform for colleague interactions – one that enables us to more effectively serve our world’s most vulnerable. We are immensely grateful for Perficient’s generosity and support of our efforts.”
You can read the full release for more details, including thoughts from Jeff Davis, CEO and president of Perficient, as well as Mike Gersten, VP of Perficient’s Microsoft national business unit.
In addition, Perficient’s Kent Larson has published a blog post that provides further insight into how Partners In Health is using Office 365 and Azure in its fight for global health. The post covers how Office 365 will have an impact, identity management using Azure, and the global roll out of Office 365. Keep on the lookout for future blog posts on the implementation!