Onix is addressing the growing demand for next-generation technology in the health and life sciences industry by introducing its dedicated Health and Life Sciences division. Health and life sciences industry veteran Sunnie Southern has joined Onix as the practice lead.
The new division focuses on delivering cloud computing solutions and specialized consulting services that meet the unique needs of the health and life sciences industry.
Target industry segments include hospitals, academic medical centers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers and health-information technology companies.
“Onix has helped businesses and government agencies leverage best-in-class technologies for more than 26 years," said Onix President and CEO Tim Needles. "We’re excited to help health and life science organizations harness the power of the cloud to transform the way they work and positively impact the lives of the patients they serve. This strategic investment in a health and life sciences division allows us to do this.”
The health and life sciences market offers a significant opportunity for cloud computing. The healthcare cloud computing market is forecast to reach $11 billion by 2022, according to an August 2018 report released by Market Research Engine. Major growth drivers include increasing demand for regulatory compliance beyond what health and life sciences organizations can manage internally, the proliferation of high-speed internet and growing public awareness of the benefits of cloud computing.
Onix’s team of health and life sciences experts supports each of its solutions-focused practice groups — Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Cloud Collaboration and Devices, Enterprise Search, Location-Based Services, Custom Application Development and Advanced Analytics. Southern will oversee all of these activities.
Recognized as one of the “Disruptive Women to Watch in Healthcare,” Southern is passionate about helping health and life sciences organizations leverage technology to positively impact health where people live, work and play. She has held a number of positions in the health and life sciences industry, including product/solution development, service-line creation, sales, marketing and professional education.
Prior to joining Onix, Southern worked with world-class organizations including the Cleveland Clinic, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Shire, Sanofi, AssureX Health and many more. She has consulted with more than 450 healthcare startups, including HelloHealth, DocHalo and BlueSpark Technologies and has led a healthcare innovation consulting firm, Viable Synergy.
“Onix's new health and life sciences division enables organizations to engage the cloud’s power as a way to enhance collaboration, optimize resources, increase insights and accelerate innovation,” Southern said. “Our cloud solutions and specialized services meet health and life sciences clients where they are in their cloud journey and help them work simpler, smarter, faster and more securely in a HIPAA-compliant environment.”
As a longtime Google Cloud Premier Partner, Onix has joined the healthcare cloud revolution by deploying GCP and migrating G Suite at hospitals and research labs to foster a better way to work.
Onix has helped thousands of customers, including hundreds in health systems, insurance companies, medical device makers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health information technology vendors leverage cloud solutions and cloud infrastructure. Onix has also enabled over 800 leading researchers in genomics, research computing and computational biology to accelerate research discoveries with GCP.
With a roster of over 175 innovative health and life sciences clients, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Center for Technology, Hurley Medical Center and the University of Kentucky, Onix is expanding cloud solutions and services across North America. Strategic partnerships with such technology leaders as Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS) will help Onix achieve this growth.
“In today’s digital age, with the amount of change necessary for all of us in healthcare, the organizations most effectively embracing the cloud will be able to understand and respond to business and customer needs faster to maintain or achieve market leadership,” Southern said. “We’re here to advise and guide health and life sciences organizations, businesses and agencies along their cloud journeys.”