Magazine Article | March 22, 2011

VARs Can Be An All-In-One Resource For Medical Practices

By Chris Frey, Lenovo

Healthcare and IT have always been on a path to the altar, but now the adoption of electronic health records and other digital tools is getting a boost from the federal government — most notably in the form of $19.2 billion in stimulus funds under the 2009 HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act. For private medical offices such as your pediatrician or family practice physician, getting their fair share of that money can be as complex as finding the right IT solutions to spend it on. Both challenges require solid partnership. And with the right support, VARs can provide their medical customers with the entire package. The result can be a significant opportunity for business partners to drive IT into physician practices.