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Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Unify Business Communications with NEC

NEC Unified IP Communications solution UNIVERGE 360 is offered nationwide through an agreement with Premier Healthcare Alliance.
Posted Nov 18, 2008
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NEC Unified Solutions today announced an agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners to offer NEC’s complete IP telephony line under the UNIVERGE 360 framework to more than 2,000 hospitals and 50,000 healthcare provider members of the Premier healthcare alliance. NEC will leverage its communications tools, applications and services to unify business communications for members of the Premier healthcare alliance.

As the sole provider in the telecommunications equipment manufacturers category for Premier,  alliance members will have access to special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for NEC’s complete line of IP telephony products and applications, including the UNIVERGE SV8000 series of communication servers, UC for Business (UCB) and the UNIVERGE family of terminals. NEC also provides professional services for installation and ongoing maintenance.

“This agreement with Premier further illustrates NEC’s leadership in the healthcare market,” said Lance Mehaffey, director of the healthcare market at NEC Unified Solutions. “NEC recognizes the need for communications based on the role, especially in the healthcare industry where each individual’s job has certain responsibilities that may require immediate and critical responses. NEC helps to identify the role, whether it is a physician, lab technician, emergency room nurse or receptionist, and assists in choosing the right communications for that role.”

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