The major medical center turned to Ciber for cost savings on their Infor system as well as service-level improvements they were not experiencing with their previous hosting configuration. The alignment between Ciber and the new hosting provider resulted in a smooth, seamless transition for continued performance during the migration process.
“We are always looking for ways to maintain or improve results while reducing expenses, both for our patients and our internal departments,” said Earl Adams, CIO, La Porte Hospital. “We saw this opportunity with Ciber. Their long-term work with Infor and the fact that they already have a successful engagement with our corporate offices at Indiana University Health gave us confidence that the system migration and managed services support would complement our internal requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Ciber for any organization planning an Infor hosting move.”
“Operating a hospital is serious business in which all processes must run seamlessly and continuously,” said Beth Dvoracek, vice president, Infor practice leader at Ciber. “In a system migration of this magnitude, it is imperative for business systems to be up and running throughout. Ciber and the hosting partner worked collaboratively to get the system built, configured and ‘dialed in’ in a true team environment.”
Ciber provided installation, migration services, QA, testing, software maintenance and application management support for the S3 HR, finance and procurement software suite. The hospital turned to Ciber at the recommendation of the hospital’s corporate office at Indiana University Health after entertaining bids from a number of other vendors. The health provider anticipates efficient and smooth system migrations in the future by sharing the same vendor as the corporate office.
“As reimbursement rates continue their downward trend and the costs of infrastructure and regulatory compliance run ever higher, provider organizations are looking for ways to better manage costs,” said Ciber Managed Services Vice President Don Stoner. “Ciber’s managed services allow organizations to redirect precious financial and human resources toward quality patient care.”
Ciber has served more than 150 healthcare 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 healthcare plans.
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.
About Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital
Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital (iuhealth.org) is committed to helping patients and their loved ones access the services they need to stay healthy. Our full-service, 227-bed acute care hospital provides Northwest Indiana with an environment of exceptional care and an unsurpassed patient experience. Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine one of the nation’s leading medical schools gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.
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.