SHERIDAN — A nonprofit technology awards group named Sheridan-based Ptolemy Data Systems a 2013 Laureate, the company announced Thursday.
Founded by International Data Group in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the nonprofit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation.
The program honors individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change.
Ptolemy was recognized for its involvement with the Wyoming Telepsychiatry Project — a joint venture of the Wyoming Department of Health and Apollo Telemedicine. Ptolemy was engaged to create a statewide telemedicine network to bring medical and psychiatric care to isolated communities in Wyoming.
A specialist in information technology services, the company was recently awarded an contract to support telehealth services for all state-funded healthcare facilities and public health offices.
Ptolemy Chief Operating Officer Jesus Rios said the recognition by Computerworld is a satisfying accomplishment for the organization’s management team.
“It means we’re doing the right things with the technology we’re bringing forward,” he said. “We’re really excited to see that what we’re doing related to telehealth is being recognized as something that is of value.”
Rios added that the company’s efforts to expand access to healthcare services is particularly important given the rural nature of a state like Wyoming where many people are forced to make long drives in order to visit medical specialists.
Last fall, the company opened a high-security data center at the north end of Sheridan. The facility allowed the company to significantly increase its data storage capability and further expand its operations.
Ptolemy provides IT services to The Sheridan Press.
The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.