Avnet Technology Solutions Accelerates Your Success In Healthcare IT. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the first two modules for its Healthcare Analytics Platform. Available exclusively through Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian channel partners, the Avnet Healthcare Analytics Platform accelerates the integration of medical, operational and financial data from multiple IT systems to offer healthcare providers a single, unified and secure view of patient information. The new modules are designed to help healthcare providers identify patterns among patients to reduce readmissions and improve prevention-oriented population health management (PHM).

“A patient’s ability to recover from an illness or manage a chronic health condition rests on a staggering number of behavioral, environmental, financial, and societal factors that extend well beyond the four walls of a healthcare provider’s facility,” said Patrick Stewart, vice president and general manager, IT Solutions for Avnet Services in the Americas. “Avnet created highly-specialized modules for our Healthcare Analytics Platform to assist healthcare providers in quickly analyzing volumes of data to pinpoint specific patterns for their patients, which can be used to reduce risk factors both during and after a visit. This will not only improve the health of patients, but will also support healthcare providers in complying with regulatory requirements.”

The new modules feature dashboards, reports, and alerts that will assist healthcare providers in raising the quality of care, improving coordination across all care settings, and applying this approach over a much longer period than just a single episode of care. The modules include:
  • Readmissions: Designed to help healthcare providers reduce preventable readmissions. The module enables healthcare providers to analyze the data across all of their systems to identify trends retrospectively that have resulted in patient readmissions. This historical data can be used to identify risk factors during a patient’s visit, allowing the physician to apply special protocols if needed. The dashboards accompanying this module offer a wide range of views, including insights on the unit and physician attending each patient. This module is available immediately through Avnet’s community of solution provider, system integrator and value-added reseller (VAR) partners in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Population Health Management: Created to support the categorization of patient populations based on demographic information, primarily to assist in the management of chronic conditions. This module will give healthcare providers a tool to understand how best to apply their patient resources by combining disease type with demographics and other patient information. The data from the population health management module will help healthcare providers offer more patient-centric care, increase patient engagement, enable a collaborative approach to intervention and measure outcomes. This module will be available in the second quarter of 2014 through Avnet’s partners in the U.S. and Canada.

“Analytic technologies have the potential to dramatically improve patient treatment and empower healthcare organizations to personalize patient care plans,” said Vince DeLuca, CEO of Logicalis U.S., an international IT solutions and managed services provider, and Avnet partner. “To benefit from analytic technologies though, healthcare providers must find a way to overcome the challenges associated with disconnected systems, and fragmented, unstructured data. Avnet’s Healthcare Analytics Platform provides a powerful solution to this challenge by rapidly integrating data throughout a healthcare provider’s organization. With the newly introduced modules, we’ll be able to help our healthcare provider customers take a huge step forward in improving patient care and outcomes by using patterns and trends lying untapped in their current systems, to prevent readmissions and enable patients to better manage chronic conditions.”

Developed by Avnet Services and launched in December 2013, Avnet’s Healthcare Analytics Platform runs on HP’s HAVEn big data architecture. For healthcare providers, the combination of the Healthcare Analytics Platform and HP HAVEn delivers the ability to rapidly integrate systems across multiple operational and clinical areas such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, geriatrics and neurosciences. This integration of data and business analytics helps to create a cohesive view of a patient, regardless of where the data is stored within a healthcare provider’s infrastructure.

Avnet’s Healthcare Analytics Platform and the new modules are available exclusively through Avnet’s community of highly knowledgeable partners in the U.S. and Canada. This partner community has deep healthcare expertise and has honed its industry knowledge through Avnet’s SolutionsPath ® methodology and HealthPath ® practice. Participating partners work with industry experts and receive in-depth healthcare market training, including participation in SolutionsPath ® University. Additionally, partners can participate in a week-long internship program held on-site at Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals. This unique program takes participating partners into a hospital to gain first-hand experience in the daily challenges healthcare providers and their patients face.

Avnet will be showcasing the latest in healthcare IT solutions and services at HIMSS14, including its Healthcare Analytics Platform and the readmissions module. Several members of Avnet’s partner community will also be exhibiting and giving healthcare IT demonstrations at Avnet’s booth, including Logicalis, Insight and Solutions ll. HIMSS14 will be held February 23-27, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., and Avnet will be in booth #1635.

To learn more about the Avnet Healthcare Analytics Platform built to run on HP HAVEn, visit Avnet’s HP supplier site.

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About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.

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