AmerisourceBergen extends IT services contract with IBM  

IBM has extended its IT infrastructure services contract with AmerisourceBergen, a leading global pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services companies in the world, by three years.

AmerisourceBergen offers a wide range of services to the healthcare market, including logistics, reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. The company’s IT infrastructure supports the company’s 13,000 employees and operations across 25 of its distribution centers in North America.

Under this partnership, AmerisourceBergen will also have access to IBM’s cloud capabilities and advanced analytics to address opportunities across its business.

IBM“Working with IBM provides us the capabilities we need to drive innovation in our business and to do so quickly and in the most cost effective way,” said Dale Danilewitz, senior vice president and chief information officer, AmerisourceBergen.

“This new agreement is an extension of our partnership with IBM, which will enable us to quickly deploy and capitalize on new technologies and IT services models,” Danilewitz said.

In addition to cloud, IBM has strong focus on mobile, social and security. The company has also invested hugely in analytics and automation.

With these capabilities, IBM is able to seamlessly integrate and orchestrate infrastructure services across hybrid IT environments spanning both traditional and cloud models, said Philip Guido, general manager, Global Technology Services, IBM North America.

IBM has strong focus on healthcare market across the world.

Earlier this year, IBM announced new investments in US Federal Healthcare Practice.

In May IBM implemented cloud infrastructure for KPJ Healthcare, a private healthcare provider in Malaysia; and a few days later the company joined hands with Epic, a provider of electronic health records (EHR), to pitch for bagging the Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization (DHMSM) contract.

Bundamedik Healthcare System of Indonesia recently selected IBM for Big Data and Analytics to transform the administration and financial management systems of the first hospital in its network — RSIA Bunda Jakarta.

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