Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Healthcare Analytics Platform with Readmissions and Population Health Management Modules

  Avnet Technology Solutions Expands Healthcare Analytics Platform with
  Readmissions and Population Health Management Modules

  Modules help healthcare providers accelerate the integration of disparate,
               siloed data to improve patient care and outcomes

HIMSS14

Business Wire

ORLANDO, Fla. -- February 24, 2014

Avnet Technology Solutions, the global IT solutions distribution leader and an
operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the first two
modules for its Healthcare Analytics Platform. Available exclusively through
Avnet’s U.S. and Canadian channel partners, the Avnet Healthcare Analytics
Platform accelerates the integration of medical, operational and financial
data from multiple IT systems to offer healthcare providers a single, unified
and secure view of patient information. The new modules are designed to help
healthcare providers identify patterns among patients to reduce readmissions
and improve prevention-oriented population health management (PHM).

“A patient’s ability to recover from an illness or manage a chronic health
condition rests on a staggering number of behavioral, environmental,
financial, and societal factors that extend well beyond the four walls of a
healthcare provider’s facility,” said Patrick Stewart, vice president and
general manager, IT Solutions for Avnet Services in the Americas. “Avnet
created highly-specialized modules for our Healthcare Analytics Platform to
assist healthcare providers in quickly analyzing volumes of data to pinpoint
specific patterns for their patients, which can be used to reduce risk factors
both during and after a visit. This will not only improve the health of
patients, but will also support healthcare providers in complying with
regulatory requirements.”

The new modules feature dashboards, reports, and alerts that will assist
healthcare providers in raising the quality of care, improving coordination
across all care settings, and applying this approach over a much longer period
than just a single episode of care. The modules include:

  *Readmissions: Designed to help healthcare providers reduce preventable
    readmissions. The module enables healthcare providers to analyze the data
    across all of their systems to identify trends retrospectively that have
    resulted in patient readmissions. This historical data can be used to
    identify risk factors during a patient’s visit, allowing the physician to
    apply special protocols if needed. The dashboards accompanying this module
    offer a wide range of views, including insights on the unit and physician
    attending each patient. This module is available immediately through
    Avnet’s community of solution provider, system integrator and value-added
    reseller (VAR) partners in the U.S. and Canada.
  *Population Health Management: Created to support the categorization of
    patient populations based on demographic information, primarily to assist
    in the management of chronic conditions. This module will give healthcare
    providers a tool to understand how best to apply their patient resources
    by combining disease type with demographics and other patient information.
    The data from the population health management module will help healthcare
    providers offer more patient-centric care, increase patient engagement,
    enable a collaborative approach to intervention and measure outcomes. This
    module will be available in the second quarter of 2014 through Avnet’s
    partners in the U.S. and Canada.

“Analytic technologies have the potential to dramatically improve patient
treatment and empower healthcare organizations to personalize patient care
plans,” said Vince DeLuca, CEO of Logicalis U.S., an international IT
solutions and managed services provider, and Avnet partner. “To benefit from
analytic technologies though, healthcare providers must find a way to overcome
the challenges associated with disconnected systems, and fragmented,
unstructured data. Avnet’s Healthcare Analytics Platform provides a powerful
solution to this challenge by rapidly integrating data throughout a healthcare
provider’s organization. With the newly introduced modules, we’ll be able to
help our healthcare provider customers take a huge step forward in improving
patient care and outcomes by using patterns and trends lying untapped in their
current systems, to prevent readmissions and enable patients to better manage
chronic conditions.”

Developed by Avnet Services and launched in December 2013, Avnet’s Healthcare
Analytics Platform runs on HP’s HAVEn big data architecture. For healthcare
providers, the combination of the Healthcare Analytics Platform and HP HAVEn
delivers the ability to rapidly integrate systems across multiple operational
and clinical areas such as cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, geriatrics and
neurosciences. This integration of data and business analytics helps to create
a cohesive view of a patient, regardless of where the data is stored within a
healthcare provider’s infrastructure.

Avnet’s Healthcare Analytics Platform and the new modules are available
exclusively through Avnet’s community of highly knowledgeable partners in the
U.S. and Canada. This partner community has deep healthcare expertise and 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, including participation in
SolutionsPath^® University. Additionally, partners can participate in a
week-long internship program held on-site at Scottsdale Healthcare hospitals.
This unique program takes participating partners into a hospital to gain
first-hand experience in the daily challenges healthcare providers and their
patients face.

Avnet will be showcasing the latest in healthcare IT solutions and services at
HIMSS14, including its Healthcare Analytics Platform and the readmissions
module. Several members of Avnet’s partner community will also be exhibiting
and giving healthcare IT demonstrations at Avnet’s booth, including Logicalis,
Insight and Solutions ll. HIMSS14 will be held February 23-27, 2014, in
Orlando, Fla., and Avnet will be in booth #1635.

To learn more about the Avnet Healthcare Analytics Platform built to run on HP
HAVEn, visit Avnet’s HP supplier site.

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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
North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Europe, Middle
East and Africa. It generated US $10.36 billion in annual revenue for fiscal
year 2013. Avnet Technology Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. For
more information, visit http://www.ats.avnet.com.

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 29, 2013, Avnet generated revenue of $25.5 billion.
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