TCS Healthcare Technologies Selects Connectria Hosting to Support Acuity Advanced Care™ Platform

AUBURN, Ca & ST. LOUIS, Mo (November 4, 2010) - TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), an industry leader in medical management software applications for over 25 years, announced today that is has selected Connectria Hosting, a global provider of cloud, managed and complex hosting services, to help expand the hosting options that TCS customers can use to access its care management software applications, including its flagship solution Acuity Advanced Care (ACUITY).

"Connectria will provide day-to-day hosting and disaster recovery support for ACUITY along with several other TCS applications," notes Rob Pock, TCS Founder and CEO. He adds "Connectria will offer TCS clients a customized approach to hosting ACUITY which allows users to manage patients from anyplace and anywhere through a secure, Internet connection. In addition, TCS clients can continue to install and access ACUITY through local company servers." ACUITY is a comprehensive and integrated care management software system for Utilization Management, Case Management, Disease Management, and Prevention/Wellness programs.

"Given the growing interest in Connectria's hosting solutions and the emergence of cloud computing offerings in healthcare, the strategic alliance with TCS is well-timed," remarks Connectria President and CEO, Rich Waidmann. "For TCS customers that want the benefits of cloud computing but do not want to run their virtual machines on a shared cloud infrastructure, Connectria is supporting ACUITY through its Private Cloud Computing solutions. TCS clients can use Connectria to help configure and host any TCS application on dedicated or shared servers to create a secure and high speed data connection anywhere in the world."

Pock remarks "In addition to ACUITY, TCS also is supporting Acuity AnyWare™ through Connectria's cloud hosting solution. Acuity AnyWare is a web-enabled case management software application specifically designed for independent professionals or small organizations, which is sponsored by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA)."

"All TCS software applications are supported by Connectria's managed services including managed O/S updates, managed data backups and restores, and virus scanning among many others," elaborates Waidmann. He adds, "the Connectria hosting solution supports HIPAA compliance, addressing critical concerns of TCS and its customers. All virtual machines that are used to support the hosting framework reside behind redundant Cisco ASA firewalls and come with secure access to the VMware Virtual Console."

For more information about TCS Healthcare Technologies, please contact John Sekerak at (530) 886-1700 ext. 211 or jsekerak@tcshealthcare.com. For more information about Connectria, please contact Scott Azzolina at (215) 639-3180 or info@connectria.com.

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About TCS Healthcare Technologies. TCS (www.tcshealthcare.com) is a leading provider of software and clinical solutions that support and improve population health management strategies for health plans, insurers, providers, third party administrators, medical management companies, and others.

TCS is recognized as one of the premier health care software companies in the United States designing, offering and hosting a number of products and services. TCS applications support a wide range of care management transactions including:

  • Acuity Advanced Care®, a comprehensive and integrated care management software system for Utilization Management (UM), Case Management (CM), Disease Management (DM), and Prevention/Wellness (PW) services;
  • Acuity AnyWare™, a web-enabled case management software application specifically designed for independent professionals or small organizations, which is sponsored by the Case Management Society of America (CMSA);
  • AcuCare™, evidenced-based care programs, which includes clinical assessments and outcome-based care plans;
  • AcuStrat™, a population stratification and automation tool that turns patient healthcare information into automated actionable events;
  • AcuExchange™, a provider portal that allows providers to submit authorization requests over the Internet and collaborate with the payer; and
  • AcuPort Advanced™, a middleware software (Extraction, Transformation, & Loading) solution to link disparate information, from multiple applications into one useful system.

About Connectria Hosting. Connectria Hosting (www.connectria.com) is a profitable and growing global provider of cloud, managed and complex hosting services. Packaged or customized solutions are available for technologies including OS, virtualization, database, email/collaboration and application/web servers. Connectria's hosting expertise represents one of the industry's widest range of supported platforms from a variety of vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, HP, Dell, SUN, Citrix, VMware and Open Source (e.g. Linux/LAMP, MySQL).

A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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