Business VoIP Provider IP5280 Acquires CEWest and Gains Expertise in Telemedicine

Updated: January 06, 2011

Englewood, CO (Vocus/PRWEB ) January 20, 2010 -- IP5280 Communications, specializing in business VoIP and data communications delivered via state-of-the-art unified Internet Protocol (IP) technologies, announced today the acquisition of the customer base of CEWest Consulting Inc., a 6-year old Denver-based IP communications service provider specializing in delivering high speed broadband and hosted IP We’re excited about joining the IP5280 team for many reasons.

We have a tremendous amount of expertise in delivering communication solutions, such as access to electronic medical record management, to some of the largest hospitals, clinics and healthcare professionals in Colorado. Now, combined with IP5280, we will deliver cloud-based networking capabilities critical in meeting the needs of an industry in the midst of a technology transplant.

CEWest has been responsive to our needs and has provided an exemplary level of service. The convergence of healthcare technology and telecommunications technology offers a tremendous opportunity to expand the availability and affordability of modern healthcare. Telemedicine, EMR, rural access and videoconferencing applications are just the start of a communications revolution within the healthcare industry, and it’s all moving to IP technology.

The transaction includes all hardware and software assets associated with the customer base, as well as key employees critical to maintaining a seamless transition of the business and the underlying network services to IP5280. Further, IP5280 will gain immediate expertise and management consulting experience in the design and implementation of telemedicine and healthcare communications management, one of the fastest-growing industries in high demand for cloud-based IP application support. The transaction is the fourth acquisition of assets for IP5280 since 2006.

The acquisition of CEWest Consulting assets allows for strategic positioning within IP5280’s highly developed cloud computing infrastructure, called “CLOVER”, or “CLOud OVer Enterprise Resources.” “Cloud” is a widely accepted term referring to shared Internet infrastructure, while Enterprise Resources are hosted applications such as web, email, voice, and data communications supported by the IP-based platform. The healthcare industry is moving rapidly to the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management, and this move to IP5280’s CLOVER infrastructure greatly enhances the capabilities for further telemedicine expansion.

“We’re excited about joining the IP5280 team for many reasons,” said Clint Haynes, Founder of CEWest. “We have a tremendous amount of expertise in delivering communication solutions, such as access to electronic medical record management, to some of the largest hospitals, clinics and healthcare professionals in Colorado. Now, combined with IP5280, we will deliver cloud-based networking capabilities critical in meeting the needs of an industry in the midst of a technology transplant.”

“CEWest has been responsive to our needs and has provided an exemplary level of service,” said Craig Sammons, CFO of Health ONE of the Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colo.

Telemedicine has the potential to increase the quality of healthcare in terms of lowering costs and increasing the accessibility to medical expertise for remote diagnostics and education and training of physicians and patients. Healthcare organizations across the country are currently implementing electronic medical records management systems and upgrading information systems necessary in providing more complete patient care.

“The convergence of healthcare technology and telecommunications technology offers a tremendous opportunity to expand the availability and affordability of modern healthcare,” said Jeffrey Pearl, co-founder and Managing Partner of IP5280. “Telemedicine, EMR, rural access and videoconferencing applications are just the start of a communications revolution within the healthcare industry, and it’s all moving to IP technology.”

About IP5280 Communications

IP5280 Communications is a next-generation global unified IP communications provider specializing in VoIP and converged IP voice and data services for business customers. Trusted by thousands of business enterprise users, communication agents, partners and wholesalers of IP managed services throughout the world, IP5280 offers carrier-class communications for businesses large and small, with significant savings over traditional phone company business services.

IP5280 specializes in offering IP communication solutions including a full range of VoIP voice and data transmission services that encompass Hosted VoIP and IP Business Trunking. Advanced features include user mobility, transcription services and computer telephony integration.

Selected by ColoradoBiz Magazine among the Top 3 Best Companies to Work For in Colorado, and proudly ranked by the magazine as a part of the elite Colorado TOP250 Private Companies in Colroado, IP5280 Communications provides businesses the most advanced IP solutions to meet a variety of voice, data and IP networking needs. For more information, visit www.IP5280.com or call (303) 800-0000.

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