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ACS Systems Improving Delivery of Healthcare in Malta
Date:4/16/2008

New Information Technology Offers Long-Lasting Benefits

DALLAS, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) today announced that it has successfully completed Phase I of the Government of Malta's Integrated Health Information System (IHIS), a program to attain the highest quality patient care for the citizens of Malta.

Along with iSOFT, a key technology partner, ACS has installed state-of-the-art IT infrastructure that connects laboratory, radiology, and image archiving communication systems and integrates them with iSOFT's Patient Administration System and Clinical Order Communication and Results Reporting System. The systems have already helped improve the delivery and management of healthcare service and records in Malta's new 850-bed Mater Dei Hospital, the nation's largest healthcare facility. ACS will also provide ongoing operations, maintenance, and integration services and support through an on-site command center.

"The rapid implementation of this system was designed to provide quick benefits to the citizens of Malta," said Charles Bracken, managing director of ACS Healthcare Solutions. "Not only were we required to install new digital technology, but laboratory and radiology services had to be completely updated in the process, and all of this needed to happen while Mater Dei Hospital was moving to a new campus.

"By developing and deploying important IT partnerships, we were able to meet our aggressive deadlines. We transferred our healthcare knowledge to the Government of Malta in record time. Now we look forward to leveraging our global healthcare experience and expertise to help Mater Dei Hospital provide world-class care to those who need it most," he said.

Mater Dei's 150 laboratory scientists conduct 4.5 million tests each year for healthcare professionals throughout Malta. Replacing largely manual processes, iSOFT's i.Laboratory systems will speed the turnaround of test results, increase the accuracy of test data and patient information, enhance the legibility of critical reports, and provide better access to patient demographics and specimen records, all improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

"Meticulous planning and great team work with ACS enabled us to meet an urgent customer need," said Paul Richards, managing director of iSOFT in the United Kingdom and Ireland. "This implementation took less than five months to complete, which is a considerable achievement for a project of this scale and complexity."

i.Laboratory also allows tests, samples, and results to be tracked across all of the hospital's laboratories, including chemistry, haematology, immunology, microbiology, virology, toxicology, pathology, and cytology. Ultimately every ward within Mater Dei will be able to order tests and view the results online.

iSOFT is an IBA Health Group company. IBA Health Group Limited (ASX-IBA) is the largest specialist information technology company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Today, over 13,000 provider organisations in 35 countries across five continents use IBA's solutions to manage patient information and drive improvements in their core processes. The group's sustainable development is delivered through careful planning, in-depth analysis of our market, and anticipation of evolving requirements. Its business is driven by the collective talent, experience, and commitment of over 3,500 healthcare IT experts around the globe. A global network of IBA subsidiaries, supported by an extensive partner network, provides substantial experience of national healthcare markets. As a result IBA offers its customers comprehensive knowledge of local market requirements, in terms of culture, language, working practice, healthcare regulation, and organisational structure.

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 62,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at http://www.acs-inc.com.


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