Avnet Technology Solutions Americas and Partners Showcase Healthcare IT Solutions and Services at HIMSS13 that Improve the

  Avnet Technology Solutions Americas and Partners Showcase Healthcare IT
  Solutions and Services at HIMSS13 that Improve the Patient Experience

 Demonstrates innovative ways healthcare organizations can address challenges
      related to analytics, big data, business intelligence and mobility


Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- March 4, 2013

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), and eight members of its
healthcare solution provider partner community in the Americas, will exhibit
at HIMSS13 on March 3-7, 2013, in New Orleans. Visitors to booths #1851 and
#1969 will learn about the latest healthcare IT solutions from HP, IBM,
NetApp, Oracle and Polycom available through Avnet’s highly trained solution
provider community. Additionally, Avnet will feature IBM solutions at booth
#1969 that support healthcare IT services.

“Today’s healthcare organizations require incredibly complex IT solutions to
tackle the challenges of managing analytics, big data, business intelligence
and mobility in a patient-focused and highly regulated environment,” said
Michael Houghton, vice president of strategic sales, Avnet Technology
Solutions, Americas. “Avnet’s ecosystem of experienced solution provider
partners evaluate technology strategies and solutions for healthcare
organizations through the eyes of the patients and the healthcare
professionals who use technology to save lives every day. Avnet has further
strengthened this partner ecosystem through recent acquisitions, including
Ascendant Technology and BrightStar Partners, which specialize in services and
software solutions for high-growth markets, such as healthcare.”

At HIMSS13, Avnet and its partners will showcase services, software and
hardware offerings that consistently improve the in-person or online patient
experience, including:

  *Avnet’s Healthcare Provider Portal: Offers easy web and mobile access to a
    diverse set of systems that connect patients, families and caregivers
    throughout the continuum of care in a single environment. This portal is
    built on open standards-based software solutions and is complementary to
    traditional Healthcare Information Management Systems. It can also play a
    significant role in improving Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare
    Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results. This solution will be
    demonstrated in Avnet booth #1969.
  *Avnet’s OneVoice Solutions: Enables healthcare organizations to send
    messages to patients across multiple platforms, including email, text and
    voice in order to communicate with patients in a coordinated and
    predictable manner. This solution is based on IBM Cross Channel
    Integration technology and will be demonstrated in Avnet booth #1969.
  *Healthcare Information Exchange and Enterprise Healthcare Analytics
    Solutions: Helps small and mid-sized hospitals solve business challenges
    related to accountable care, electronic health records (EHRs) and health
    information exchanges (HIEs). Additional details available at Avnet booth
  *Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA): Provides healthcare institutions with
    scalable image and information life cycle management solutions, enabling
    images and related patient information to be easily stored, searched and
    retrieved. Additional details available at Avnet booth #1851.

Attendees can also meet with experts to gain deeper insight into how Avnet and
its partners can help healthcare organizations provide secure, mobile-enabled
patient and family portals, intranets and websites.

Solution providers featured in the Avnet booth #1851 include: Analytic
Partners, Insight, Logicalis, MEDfx, Perficient, Polycom, Solutions II and
Vital; booth #1969 will feature healthcare IT services from Ascendant
Technology and BrightStar Partners.

“When implemented correctly, healthcare technology has the ability to
radically and positively change the entire patient experience, while reducing
healthcare costs,” said Karen Burton, U.S. healthcare business development
manager with Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services
provider, and an Avnet partner. “We’ve worked with leading healthcare
organizations for more than a decade to deploy solutions, including those
related to EMR, analytics, business continuity, disaster recovery, mobility
and BYOD. By showcasing our best practices at HIMSS13 with Avnet, we can help
other healthcare organizations implement innovative new solutions that
transform patient care through advanced technology.”

Additionally, Avnet will share best practices from a national leader in joint
replacements that has streamlined its businesses processes to decrease the
time from implant design to delivery, as well as reduce the hospital stay time
and infection risk for patients. This best practice will be discussed in Avnet
booth #1969.

Avnet’s healthcare partner community has honed its industry knowledge through
Avnet’s SolutionsPath^® methodology and HealthPath^® practice. Participating
partners work with industry experts and receive in-depth healthcare market
training. For example, the practice includes HealthPath University, which has
been educating partners on the healthcare industry since 2006, and is now a
track within Avnet’s SolutionsPath University^®. Additionally, partners can
participate in a week-long HealthPath University Internship, which is held
on-site at Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals. This unique program takes
participants into a hospital to provide a true "on-the-job" educational
experience. The curriculum provides participants with a better understanding
of the daily challenges healthcare providers and their patients face.

Follow Avnet Technology Solutions, North America, on Twitter: @AvnetAdvantage
and @AvnetTSChannels. Additionally, Avnet will share event information at
HIMSS via @AvnetHIMSS.

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interest in marks other than its own.

About Avnet Technology Solutions

As a global IT solutions distributor, Avnet Technology Solutions collaborates
with its customers and suppliers to create and deliver services, software and
hardware solutions that address the business needs of their end-user customers
locally and around the world. The group serves customers and suppliers in the
Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle East and Africa. It generated US
$10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For more information, visit

About Avnet

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a  Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest
distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded
technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success
by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of
customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For
the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, Avnet generated revenue of $25.7 billion.
For more information, visit www.avnet.com.


Brodeur Partners, for Avnet Technology Solutions
Marcia Chapman, 480-308-0284
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