GWR Medical Taps Verizon's Cloud Computing Solution to Transform IT Operations

Faced with the need to upgrade its aging servers and deploy a scalable information technology infrastructure to support future growth, GWR Medical chose Verizon Computing as a Service, the company's cloud-based computing solution.  The solution not only met GWR Medical's immediate needs, but also helped transform all of the company's IT operations.

GWR Medical and its affiliate, WoundMatrix, integrated their custom management-information system and enterprise resource-planning software with the Verizon cloud-computing solution.  This enabled GWR Medical to boost field force productivity by providing quick access to patient information round-the-clock while avoiding large capital expenditures for new IT equipment.

As a paperless Web-based business, GWR Medical requires immediate and secure access to highly sensitive patient records and other corporate data.  Verizon Computing as a Service, or CaaS, is the perfect complement for GWR Medical, providing robust physical and logical security features, as well as a 100 percent availability service-level agreement.

"What started out as a renewal for a network circuit grew into a project that transformed our IT operations," said Sean Geary, vice president and chief operating officer, GWR Medical.  "Our investment in Verizon CaaS has enhanced the ability of field personnel to easily and securely access and update patient electronic medical records, including the upload of large images to our patient-critical hosted Web applications, such as WoundMatrix.  Our applications provide near real-time outcomes-based reporting to help clinicians determine treatment plans and assist payers in expediting the authorization and reimbursement of insurance claims."

Verizon CaaS - leveraging the company's expansive data center footprint and global IP network - helps customers securely manage on-demand computing resources, including server, network and storage capacity.  Verizon CaaS enables businesses to pay for the resources actually used and avoid buying equipment and adding staff to build out for peak capacity requirements.

Verizon Business offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed and cloud-based IT services for the health care industry that help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care and better manage costs.  Visit the Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions website for more information.

About GWR Medical, Inc.
GWR Medical, Inc., founded in 1996 and based in Chadds Ford, Penn., is the leading provider of topical oxygen therapy for the healing of chronic wounds.  The company's Food and Drug Administration-approved devices and protocols are used to treat non-healing wounds in hospital and home settings.  Therapy efficacy is validated by the use of WoundMatrix, a proprietary Web-based digital imaging software package that precisely measures the surface area of a wound and produces outcomes-based documentation for patients, doctors and insurance companies.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world's most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions.  We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees - enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment.  Many of the world's largest businesses and governments - including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions - rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at www.verizonbusiness.com.