In a transformative IT engagement, Ciber will replace Excela Health’s existing outdated and disparate business and operational systems, which don’t support the needs of an integrated health care delivery system. The new solution is designed to enhance the health care provider’s ability to access critical information, streamline processes, reduce costs and improve customer service.
“We wanted more than a routine IT implementation,” said Timothy Loch, chief financial officer, Excela Health. “We needed a top-notch business and technology transformation that would provide us with a more efficient purchasing and procurement process, allow us to produce consolidated financial statements through an integrated financial system, and enable us to have better predictability of future financial performance. Our engagement with Ciber supports our overall operational requirements, objectives and strategic plans to support our mission and improve our business performance.”
Excela’s investment in Infor software includes Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management and Infor Enterprise Financial Management solutions. The integration will involve an examination of Excela Health’s current financial processes to promote financial discipline and business transparency while driving operational efficiencies. Additionally, data standardization and consolidation will enhance data functions, such as operational reporting across the enterprise.
“At the heart of truly transformative software integration are programs and strategies not just software that define the outcome of an IT deployment, such as for Excela Health,” said Beth Dvoracek, vice president, Infor practice at Ciber. “By improving visibility into their financial commitments and supporting strategic planning across functions and entities, our engagement with Excela can help provide decision makers with actionable insights to drive business growth.”
The implementation reduces the cost of Excela’s IT systems by leveraging the cloud and Ciber’s managed services, allowing the health care provider to redirect precious resources and capital to further enhance their mission of improving the health and well-being of every life the organization touches.
“By choosing managed services from Ciber, the Excela Health IT team gains time and resources to focus on their core business: supporting the health care provided by this fine institution,” said Don Stoner, vice president of Ciber Managed Services. “We’re always glad we can help an organization like Excela Health deliver on their core mission and do so cost-effectively.”
Ciber’s relationship with Infor dates back to 1995. As one of Infor’s largest systems integration partners, Ciber’s Infor experts have enhanced client systems capabilities through more than 2 million consulting hours.
Ciber has served more than 150 health care providers, six of the top 10 managed care companies, 12 of the top 15 pharmaceutical manufacturers, more than 85 life sciences manufacturers and distributors and more than 50 commercial health care plans.
About Excela Health
As the premier health care provider in southwestern Pennsylvania, Excela Health knows that care doesn’t always mean coming to the hospital nor is it limited to treating illness and injury. Excela Health services extend across the counties and along a spectrum of care that also includes prevention and wellness, home care and hospice, outpatient rehabilitation, diagnostic testing and imaging, and medical equipment and supplies. Excela Health holds true to its mission of “Improving the health and well-being of every life we touch” through more than 4,700 employees, 585 physicians in 35 clinical specialties, 180 allied health professionals, 19 residents and 1,000+ volunteers and auxiliary members who are the life’s blood of the health system.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.
Infor customers include:
• 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
• 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
• 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
• 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
• 16 of the 20 largest US cities
• 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
• 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
• 5 of the top 9 brewers
About Ciber, Inc.
Ciber (ciber.com) is a global IT consulting company with 6,500 consultants in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific, and approximately $1 billion in annual business. Client focused and results driven, Ciber partners with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. Founded in 1974, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange.
Ciber is a trademark of Ciber, Inc. and/or its affiliates. Infor is a trademark of Infor and/or its affiliates. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.