Satyam's Healthcare Provider vertical will be first to obtain certification
for GE Centricity Enterprise software
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: SAY), a leading global consulting and information technology services provider, and GE Healthcare, today announced a comprehensive agreement to support customers deploying healthcare IT solutions based on GE Centricity Enterprise software.
The companies will join forces to plan, design, and implement infrastructures for global healthcare providers of all sizes -- from the smallest polyclinics to the largest hospitals. They will also perform application integration and tailor solutions for providers, as needed.
Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2008, Satyam will be the first global systems integrator to start enrolling consultants in new GE Healthcare certification exam programs for Centricity Enterprise Software. In addition, the companies will staff a demonstration center of the "hospital of the future" that is opening in Qatar to highlight the shared vision and advanced capabilities the two companies can bring to customers.
"It is a significant endorsement of our strategy and the capabilities of our platform to have Satyam stand by our side as a global partner," said Laurent Rotival, senior vice president of GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions. "We're already helping customers gain tremendous value from healthcare IT solutions and this new agreement and investment by both companies will further accelerate customer adoption, ultimately leading to higher quality care."
The agreement grew from close cooperation between the companies for the benefit of customers in the Middle East and India. Consultants from GE Healthcare and Satyam helped several organizations plan, deploy, and support their healthcare IT systems. Over time, Satyam will customize and extend these systems. Hospitals and clinics will determine additional tailoring and functionality that needs to be enabled to support their care practices.
"Helping customers maximize value from IT is core to everything we do at Satyam," 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 from healthcare IT. Together, we will provide optimal software, services, and healthcare knowledge and foresight."
The partnership will also enable customers to engage either GE or Satyam as 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 packaged services.
Satyam (NYSE: SAY), a leading global business and information technology services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in 20* industries and 63* countries.
Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance. The company's 51,127* professionals excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure 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 serve 654* clients, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. For more information, see http://www.satyam.com.
*As of March 31, 2008
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare's broad range of products and services enable healthcare providers to better diagnose and treat cancer, heart disease, neurological diseases and other conditions earlier. Our vision for the future is to enable a new "early health" model of care focused on earlier diagnosis, pre-symptomatic disease detection and disease prevention. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a $17 billion unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employs more than 46,000 people committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at http://www.gehealthcare.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Satyam undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of the risks associated with our business, please see the discussions under the heading "Risk Factors" in our report on Form 6-K concerning the quarter ended December 31, 2007, furnished to the United States Securities Exchange Commission on January 28, 2008 and the other reports filed with the Securities Exchange Commission from time to time. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov.
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