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Advocare and GuideIT Sign Strategic, Multi-Year Services Agreement

March 7, 2019 – Plano, TX – Advocare,
LLC a leading physician owned multi-specialty medical group with nearly 600
providers and 200 locations, in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, representing
pediatrics, adult primary care, and specialty providers and GuideIT today
announced they signed a strategic, multi-year IT services agreement.

This agreement represents the
next step in Advocare’s strategic IT Transformation Program launched in
2017.  Functioning as Advocare’s strategic IT partner, GuideIT will
provide clinical service desk, technical service desk, and infrastructure
support services.  GuideIT will continue to manage Advocare’s program to
implement a best-in-class Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the supporting
organizational transformation initiatives.

“GuideIT is an exceptional
strategic IT partner”, said Howard Orel, MD, President and CEO for
Advocare.  “They not only understand technology, but also how it is deployed
and optimized to enable patient care objectives.  GuideIT has supported us through every step
of our strategic IT transformation.”

Guide IT was initially engaged to
advise Advocare on its separation from its current IT provider and to support
the procurement of a new Electronic Health Record system.  Last year,
GuideIT’s services expanded to lead the EHR transformation.  This strategic IT Services Agreement
represents the next step in the relationship.

Dr. Orel added, “With technology
playing an increasingly important role in patient care, our investment in
technology is also an investment in our patients.  Advocare is committed to providing the
highest quality healthcare to the communities we serve.”

Chuck Lyles, CEO for GuideIT
said, “We share Advocare’s clinical vision and are committed to helping
Advocare leverage technology in order to achieve their patient care
objectives.  Our team is passionate about
IT relationships built upon high quality services, an active and engaging
style, and value for money.  We are
grateful for the opportunities provided by Advocare and excited to write the
next chapter in this important relationship.”

Through its Healthcare solutions
group, GuideIT deploys the technologies that enable healthcare organizations to
strengthen business management practices; achieve the clinical outcomes and
return on investment expected from technology investments; accelerate the
benefits of acquisitions; and realize greater visibility, an accelerated pace
of business, and better information flow through a stronger technological
foundation and enhanced IT operational expertise and processes. 

About Advocare

Advocare, LLC (“Advocare”) is a physician-owned and physician governed multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 26 pediatricians in Southern New Jersey, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region’s largest, independent, multi-specialty physician groups. With nearly 600 providers, Advocare serves approximately 590,000 patients at nearly 200 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region’s top doctors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania by both patients and consumer magazines.

About GuideIT

GuideIT provides IT services that make technology contribute to business success.  Through its consulting, managed IT, digital business, and cyber security solutions and the way it partners with customers, simplifies the complex, and inspires confidence, GuideIT utilizes technology in an industry context to enable the creation of business value and create an IT experience that delivers.  Founded in 2013 and part of a heritage that dates to the industry’s founding, GuideIT has been recognized for its service quality, positive work environment and growth.  More information is available at


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