Holy Redeemer Health System, Meadowbrook, Pa., will hand over its information technology department to Siemens Medical Solutions in a 10-year deal valued at more than $105 million. The deal calls for Holy Redeemer, which operates a 303-bed hospital and several other healthcare facilities, to upgrade its current Siemens financial and clinical IT systems to the latest Siemens products and buy from Siemens a radiology information system and picture archiving and communications system, as well as diagnostic imaging equipment. Siemens, in turn, will hire 30 IT workers from Holy Redeemer and manage both the department and the implementation and servicing of the new systems. "They fixed our costs throughout the life of the contract, and that was huge," said Mark Jones, chief operating officer at Holy Redeemer. The deal allows the system to meet its IT goals while spreading out the costs over 10 years, Jones said. -- by Joseph Conn
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