Press Release - June 28, 2017
Southcoast Health Invests with Velocity Solutions to Optimize IT
Velocity positions Southcoast Health for improved quality of service with reduced cost to achieve population health and employee work-life objectives
CHARLOTTE, NC — (June 28, 2017) Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., a global leader in enterprise application cloud managed services, announced it will manage Southcoast Health’s PeopleSoft applications.
Serving 33 communities throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Southcoast Health is an 851-bed hospital system spanning four hospitals offering an integrated continuum of health services. Having made significant investments in the PeopleSoft 9.2 FSCM platform, along with clinical care application enhancements, Southcoast Health CIO Jim Feen recognized a technical and functional knowledge gap surrounding the application and partnered with Velocity to augment the full-time Southcoast Health employees who are focused on PeopleSoft, HCM and Kronos to support and maximize recent investments.
“At Southcoast Health, we are committed to an IT service model that aligns our employed IT staff to partner with our clinical and business operations. Partnering with Velocity to manage our PeopleSoft application platform enables us to deliver best practices and accelerates the system optimization process that is needed to offer our care providers and employees the tools required to make their workday as efficient as possible.”
Jim Feen, CIO, Southcoast Health
"Southcoast Health’s hospitals have been serving their communities since the late 1800s” said Lori Ridgeway, Vice President of the PeopleSoft Business for Velocity Technology Solutions. "Velocity’s application expertise helps Southcoast Health deliver superior care more effectively to their patients while optimizing their employees’ application experience.”
“Go-lives are only the beginning, setting the stage for continuous efficiency and innovation efforts,” said Feen. “With Velocity, we have access to the right expertise at the right time. The scalable support for our PeopleSoft applications and our teams has positioned Southcoast Health to take full advantage of our new platform. This will help us in our continuous effort to drive down costs, while keeping our focus on what matters most — providing excellent care for the patients in our community.”
Velocity Technology Solutions is an Oracle Platinum Partner and has been listed in both the 2015 and 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Cloud Service Providers for Healthcare Delivery Organizations, as was also listed as one of six cloud service providers in the recent Gartner research note, “Healthcare Providers: It is Time to Trust Cloud Service Providers as Partners.”
About Velocity Technology Solutions
Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning private, public and hybrid clouds. The company's portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, and analytics-driven cloud software services. Velocity's expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform (VCAMP), gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For additional information on Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.
About Southcoast Health System
Southcoast Health is a community-based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Southcoast Health is comprised of four hospitals — Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke’s in New Bedford, Tobey in Wareham and Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth — two Centers for Cancer Care, four Urgent Care Centers, a physician’s network, an employed physicians group, a visiting nurse association and numerous additional ambulatory facilities and serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities covering over 900 square miles. Southcoast Health is a not-for profit, charitable organization and the largest provider of primary and specialty care in the region with more than 600 physicians, hospitalists and mid-level practitioners in the Southcoast Physicians Network — 450 of whom are employed by Southcoast Physicians Group. With more than 7,500 employees, Southcoast Health is the largest employer in Southeastern Mass., and the 16th largest employer in the Commonwealth according to the Boston Business Journal. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast Health through social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.