API Healthcare to Offer Remote Hosting and Managed Services of Its Human Capital Management Solutions

Agreement further demonstrates API Healthcare's commitment to helping clients reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies

HARTFORD, Wis. - API Healthcare, the leading provider of human capital management solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced it has signed an agreement with Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology solutions, to offer remote hosting services to its clients.

Remote hosting enables healthcare organizations to maintain internal control of their existing IT investments and infrastructure while outsourcing routine management and maintenance activities. Benefits include increased data storage efficiency and higher system availability, as well as lower power and cooling costs and reduced floor space constraints. In addition, hospitals and health systems are able to bypass the initial capital investment in servers and related hardware as well as the continuing expense of updating that equipment over time-allowing them to more effectively leverage and predict costs.

"Due to the complexities inherent in managing and maintaining multiple health information systems, many hospitals and health systems are turning to remote hosting," said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer of API Healthcare. "Remote hosting capabilities not only eliminate the need for API Healthcare's clients to invest in additional IT resources when implementing our human capital management solutions but also enable them to avoid the potential disruption to workflow that can occur during onsite solution management. As a result, clients are able to spend more time focusing on their core business issues."

By utilizing API Healthcare employees for the ongoing management of their human capital management systems, hospitals and health systems are able to leverage the experience and knowledge of a team of experts dedicated to ensuring that those systems consistently perform at the highest level possible.

With healthcare organizations facing the challenge of implementing resource-intensive HIT solutions such as electronic health record systems (EHRs), it is important to provide solutions that can be deployed in parallel and supported as efficiently as possible. As API Healthcare continues to grow, the company is committed to the development of new products and services that will support its clients in implementing cost-saving human capital management solutions without diluting their existing resources.

"The growing adoption of HIT applications has put increased demands on the IT infrastructures of hospitals and health systems, making it imperative that these organizations find secure, cost-effective ways to optimize their IT resources while ensuring system performance and reliability," said Terry Flood, president for Logicalis. "We are pleased to partner with API Healthcare in support of their goal of providing healthcare organizations with flexible and proven human capital management solutions designed to address the unique challenges of the healthcare environment."

Logicalis' remote hosting data centers provide high-level security for monitoring and controlling physical access to the facility, including onsite security personnel and an advanced electronic security system. Certified engineers and technicians oversee data center operations, manage the infrastructure and address any technical concerns on a 24/7 basis. Since hardware, software and connectivity are monitored proactively, problems can be identified and averted before end users are aware of an issue.

About API Healthcare
API Healthcare is the leading provider of human capital management solutions to the healthcare industry, including time and attendance, staffing and scheduling, patient classification, payroll, human resource and business analytics software. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has more than 700 installations in North America, with clients ranging in size from 500 employees to more than 35,000 employees. The company's Payrollmationr system has been rated by KLAS as the top time and attendance system for the last seven years. The company's Web site address is www.apihealthcare.com.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center optimization; application development and integration; and outsourcing and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis Group employs over 1,600 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $4.2 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges (LSE/JSE: DTC).
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.