PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 20 Satyam ComputerServices Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a leading global consulting and informationtechnology services provider, and GE Healthcare, today announced acomprehensive agreement to support customers deploying healthcare IT solutionsbased on GE Centricity Enterprise software.
The companies will join forces to plan, design, and implementinfrastructures for global healthcare providers of all sizes -- from thesmallest polyclinics to the largest hospitals. They will also performapplication integration and tailor solutions for providers, as needed.
Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2008, Satyam will be the first globalsystems integrator to start enrolling consultants in new GE Healthcarecertification exam programs for Centricity Enterprise Software. In addition,the companies will staff a demonstration center of the "hospital of thefuture" that is opening in Qatar to highlight the shared vision and advancedcapabilities the two companies can bring to customers.
"It is a significant endorsement of our strategy and the capabilities ofour platform to have Satyam stand by our side as a global partner," saidLaurent Rotival, senior vice president of GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions."We're already helping customers gain tremendous value from healthcare ITsolutions and this new agreement and investment by both companies will furtheraccelerate customer adoption, ultimately leading to higher quality care."
The agreement grew from close cooperation between the companies for thebenefit of customers in the Middle East and India. Consultants from GEHealthcare and Satyam helped several organizations plan, deploy, and supporttheir healthcare IT systems. Over time, Satyam will customize and extendthese systems. Hospitals and clinics will determine additional tailoring andfunctionality that needs to be enabled to support their care practices.
"Helping customers maximize value from IT is core to everything we do atSatyam," said Prasad Dindigal the VP and Global Head of Healthcare at Satyam."By partnering with GE, we will offer a new level of return on investment fromhealthcare IT. Together, we will provide optimal software, services, andhealthcare knowledge and foresight."
The partnership will also enable customers to engage either GE or Satyamas a first point of contact and be assured of superior software and services.In the long term, the companies intend to offer a broad range of packagedservices.
Satyam (NYSE: SAY), a leading global business and information technologyservices company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcingsolutions to clients in 20* industries and 63* countries.
Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leadingtechnology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clientstransform their highest-value business processes and improve their businessperformance. The company's 51,127* professionals excel in engineering andproduct development, supply chain management, client relationship management,business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, andinfrastructure management, among other key capabilities.
Satyam development and delivery centers in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK,Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia serve654* clients, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. For moreinformation, see www.satyam.com.
*As of March 31, 2008
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