Salina, KS; April 14, 2011: ISG Technology announced today that the company has been selected as one of the Kansas and Missouri HITREC preferred partners, as selected by Associated Purchasing Services (APS). ISG was named as a provider of Technology and Consulting Services.
The HITECH Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), provides funding for eligible hospitals and physician clinics to purchase technology that will allow them to move to Electronic Health Records (EHR).
EHR provides electronic access to a patient’s medical records, giving doctors the instant access they need to provide critical care, says John Gunn, President and CEO of ISG Technology. We see an opportunity with EHR to improve the quality of care given by healthcare providers as well as reduce costs and improve efficiency. ISG is proud to be a part of this exciting change.
In order to implement the HITECH Act, each state has created a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC). These HITRECS act as an outreach to help eligible providers achieve and attest to meaningful use of their EHR systems. The HITRECs in Kansas and Missouri contracted with Associated Purchasing Services (APS) to vet vendors and service providers.
APS brings together the purchasing power of all its Participants, establishing contracts with vendors such as ISG who provide exceptional service, pricing and terms, Linda Gerber, Contracting Division Manager, said, For our Participants, it eliminates the labor involved with negotiating and managing individual contracts and helps to expedite and simplify the HIT purchasing phase.
APS selected preferred partners based on a number of different criteria, giving healthcare providers confidence in selecting their technology partner. APS leverages resources to provide technology and services that would otherwise be unattainable for stand-alone healthcare organizations.
ISG TECHNOLOGY, INC., is a leading technology solutions provider specializing in business solutions for all areas of communication and technology, including data and voice network integration, security, storage, virtualization and unified communications solutions. ISG has a keen understanding of the unique business and technology challenges facing healthcare clients. Headquartered in Salina, Kansas, the company has over 27 years experience serving businesses in the Midwest and operates nine locations throughout Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. For more information about ISG visit www.isgtech.com or call (785) 823-1555.