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PLANO, TEXAS, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Edition 18

Host: Dr. Kevin Fickenscher - Perot Systems' Executive Vice President,

International Healthcare

Guest: Dr. Elliot Sternberg, Chief Medical Officer for St. Joseph Health System in Orange, California

Perot Systems continues its series of podcasts with a forward-looking discussion about the increasing role Information Technology will play in the transformation of healthcare. In this episode, Dr. Kevin Fickenscher discusses with Dr. Elliot Sternberg how changes in technology will impact healthcare quality and patient safety.

The following quotes from Dr. Sternberg are highlights of the podcast:

Regarding St. Joseph's 'Perfect Care' initiative: "What we were able to do is realize that the values of the St. Joseph Health system lined up perfectly with the aims identified by the Institute of Medicine...we would strive over the next five to 10 years to attempt to achieve care that is safe, timely, equitable, evidence-based, efficient, patient and family centered, and...Catholic as the spirituality component," stated Dr. Sternberg.

Regarding how technology enables St. Joseph in the pursuit of 'Perfect Care': "We see technology as a tremendous driver, facilitator of this effort...It's going to help us significantly in the capture of data, the analysis of data in terms of computerized physician order entry and the ability to increase owner liability of an organization by utilizing evidence based order sets. So we're counting on technology to help us significantly," stated Dr. Sternberg.

Regarding how technology will contribute to the implementation of best practices in real-time: "I'm hopeful with information technology and the ability to integrate all this (evidence-based) data into a huge clinical data repository across the entire continuum (of care) that we will be able to more quickly identify best practices from both clinical and financial outcomes and use that experiential database to real-time affect how physicians deliver care," commented Dr. Sternberg.

Information about Dr. Elliot Sternberg: Dr. Elliot Sternberg serves as the Chief Medical Officer for St. Joseph Health System based in Orange, California where he is responsible for oversight of the Systems patient safety, quality and performance improvement activities. Dr. Sternberg obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1980 and fulfilled his internship and residency requirements in medicine at UC Irvine.

Information about Dr. Kevin Fickenscher: Dr. Fickenscher is a recognized senior physician executive and Healthcare thought leader. He has extensive experience in healthcare management, and holds an international reputation as a dynamic, visionary, and strategic leader in the healthcare industry. Dr. Fickenscher's bio can be found at:

What: Healthcare Tech and the World: How Information Technology

Can Impact the Pursuit of 'Perfect Care' - one of a series

of podcasts presented by Dr. Kevin Fickenscher of Perot Systems.

When: This podcast will be available for download on April 15, 2008


About Perot Systems Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of $2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in North America, Europe, MENA and Asia. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

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