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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.  https://www.advocaredoctors.com/

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 www.guideit.com.

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