Press Release - February 18, 2015
Velocity Technology Solutions Implements Velocity Cloud Services for Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
February 18, 2014 – Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc., (Velocity), a leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, today announced that Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals, has commenced full operations with Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform for hosting and managing its clinical and revenue application suites, InforTM financial and HR applications, the Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite, and managing Brookdale’s IT help desk.
In September 2012, Brookdale was faced with an aging technology infrastructure that needed to be updated to support its strategic objectives, including implementation of clinical applications to achieve “meaningful use” of electronic health records as set forth in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Brookdale selected Velocity as its partner to assist with an extremely rapid, 10-month application and infrastructure overhaul, which involved migrating 60 applications to Velocity’s Cloud Application Management Platform.
“We knew we had an extremely complicated set of needs, so we sought a knowledgeable, experienced partner who could help us make the best use of healthcare technology to manage costs and increase the spectrum and quality of care we offer our community,” said Mark E. Toney, Chief Executive Officer of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. “Velocity has become a trusted partner and advisor, and they’ve enabled us to adapt to changing healthcare requirements and regulations at a pace we could not achieve without them.”
As part of its Velocity Cloud Services, Velocity is providing Platform-as-a-Service for Brookdale’s clinical applications, Managed Application Services for Infor Lawson and Kronos® solutions, Managed Disaster Recovery Services with guaranteed application recovery and full annual testing, and 24/7 health system-wide Level 1 and Level 2 help desk support. Velocity’s service includes “how to” functional application support and unlimited upgrades to software and custom code for interfaces, reports, and workflows.
“Hospitals are under intense pressure to add capabilities to their healthcare IT systems. The demand on staff to comply with current and upcoming regulations, met with the steep costs of purchasing and implementing new IT infrastructure, is a crushing weight on health systems,” said Tom Bruno, Chief Executive Officer at Velocity. “Our partnership with Brookdale will allow them to meet their fiscal and regulatory obligations, while prioritizing their focus on efforts to deliver exceptional healthcare to the community they serve.”
About Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center
Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is 530-bed medical center and an accredited community teaching hospital with a large network of community-based ambulatory care centers. Brookdale offers an array of acute inpatient and outpatient services and serves a community with a population of over one million residents. For more information on Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center: visit www.brookdalehospital.org.
About Velocity Technology Solutions
Velocity Technology Solutions is a leader in enterprise and business application hosting services which are fully-managed and protected within a Velocity Cloud. Velocity lowers operational costs, provides world-class customer experiences, and delivers application access at top levels of performance and availability. Velocity’s expertise managing software 24/7, combined with its proprietary infrastructure design and cloud management platform, guarantee the availability, security, and control over software. Velocity is the trusted partner for rapidly deploying application software into a secure and resilient Cloud
Velocity is headquartered in New York with facilities in Denver, Minneapolis, Seattle, London (Canada), and Glasgow (UK). Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader in private equity investments in growth-oriented technology and technology-enabled companies (for additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com). For more information on Velocity: visit www.velocity.cc.
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