CLEARWATER, Fla.--(Healthcare Specialized Business Unit (SBU).)--Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD), a leading IT products distributor, today introduced its TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program, which will team industry leading producers of healthcare technology solutions with resellers supporting the IT needs of medical practitioners nationwide. The first TechMed Vendor Affiliate is Sage North America Healthcare Division, which supports more than 80,000 physicians across the country with medical software, including electronic health records (EHR), diagnostic imaging, billing, scheduling, mobility, claims submission and other practice-management solutions. TechMed Vendor Affiliates will be supported by Tech Data’s
“Meanwhile, software developers like Sage are keenly aware of the processes and challenges involved with running a medical practice. Through the TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program, we are enabling resellers and vendors to partner and leverage each other’s expertise to quickly capitalize on the demand for healthcare IT.”
“Delivering effective IT solutions to the medical field requires a depth of industry knowledge most resellers do not yet have and that they can only acquire with a significant investment of time and resources,” said Tech Data Vice President, Government, Healthcare and Technical Services Barb Miller. “Meanwhile, software developers like Sage are keenly aware of the processes and challenges involved with running a medical practice. Through the TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program, we are enabling resellers and vendors to partner and leverage each other’s expertise to quickly capitalize on the demand for healthcare IT.”
“With our award-winning partner programs and more than 25 years of leadership in the healthcare market, Sage knows the business partner and the medical communities and their needs,” said Vice President of Indirect Distribution at Sage Healthcare Brian Muck. “Working with Tech Data enables us to partner directly with some of the nation’s top IT resellers. Their expert knowledge of networking, storage, mobility and other key technologies combined with our leading healthcare software applications will help all of us more quickly and profitably take advantage of the demand for solutions like EHR.”
The TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program
The TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program will include software and hardware vendors designing solutions — not yet readily available through distribution — for specialized application in the healthcare market. Tech Data’s reseller customers will partner directly with TechMed Vendor Affiliates to add these products to their healthcare solutions offering. TechMed Vendor Affiliate members will be on hand to introduce their products to resellers during Tech Data’s Healthcare SBU sessions at June’s Technology Solutions Tour in Las Vegas. They’ll also have the opportunity to participate in other marketing and reseller recruitment activities throughout the year, including webinars, virtual tradeshows, podcasts, newsletters and inclusion on the TechMed Web Resource Center.
Vendors and resellers can learn more about the TechMed Vendor Affiliate Program by contacting Tech Data’s Healthcare SBU at 800-753-4538.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ GS: TECD) is one of the world’s largest distributors of technology products from leading IT hardware and software producers. Tech Data serves more than 125,000 IT solution providers in over 100 countries. Every day, these resellers depend on Tech Data to cost-effectively support the technology needs of end users, including small and medium businesses (SMB), large enterprises and government agencies. Ranked 102nd on the 2009 FORTUNE 500(R), Tech Data generated $22.1 billion in net sales for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.