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Kern Health Systems Selects Dell for IT Modernization Services to Enable Business Transformation

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kern Health Systems Selects Dell for IT Modernization Services to Enable Business Transformation09:00 EDT Thursday, July 12, 2012 PLANO, Texas (Business Wire) -- Kern Health Systems(KHS), a public agency serving 122,000 Medi-Cal and Healthy Families participants in Bakersfield, Calif., has chosen Dell to modernize its existing applications portfolio to enable business transformation. Dell will provide expertise in key areas of ICD 10 and application development using a next-generation Microsoft platform and end-to-end Business Intelligence solutions. Together, these will help KHS increase business agility and improve the operational efficiency of its enterprise applications, while meeting ever-changing regulatory needs. In turn, KHS can improve the health status of its members through a modernized, integrated managed healthcare delivery system. As part of the IT modernization program, Dell will also provide KHS with software development life cycle services that will focus on driving down operational costs and enhancing technology capabilities for KHS. Dell recently announced the acquisitions of Clerity Solutions and Make Technologies in the applications modernization space. These two acquisitions give Dell Services the talent and capabilities to better help customers with all their modernization needs — from re-hosting and re-platforming to code re-engineering. Quotes “We were looking for a partner to support our applications development needs, particularly around modernization. Dell Services gave us a wide breadth of services that could be customized to our specific requirements. We have partnered with Dell in the past and when it came to high quality and reliable services, we once again entrusted them to do the job for us.” -- Richard Pruitt, CIO, Kern Health Systems “It is critical for healthcare payers today to control their operating costs and increase investments in software to enable growth. KHS is able to do that with the help of our end-to-end application services for Payers. Our applications modernization services help customers reduce the cost and complexity of transitioning business-critical applications and data from legacy computing systems and onto more modern architectures, including the cloud. These services enable open architectures for our customers that help minimize risks and lower operational costs.” -- Sid Nair, vice president and global general manager, Dell Services - Healthcare & Life SciencesAbout Dell Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of services and solutions in applications, business process, consulting, infrastructure and support to help customers succeed. Dell ServicesCorie Pierce, 214-458-7614corie_pierce@dell.com