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Healthcare Tech and the World: Advancing Autonomy in the UK Healthcare System
Date:3/23/2009

A Podcast from Perot Systems on the Role of Technology in Improving Healthcare

PLANO, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Edition 23

        Host:  Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Executive Vice President, International
               Healthcare for Perot Systems healthcare group
        Guest: Sir Robert Naylor, Chief Executive for the University College
               London Hospitals
        What:  "Healthcare Tech and the World: Advancing Autonomy in the UK
               Healthcare System" - one of a series of podcasts presented by
               Dr. Kevin Fickenscher of Perot Systems
        When:  This podcast will be available for download on March 23, 2009
        Where:http://www.perotsystems.com/MediaRoom/Podcasts?s=65&item=73

Perot Systems (NYSE: PER) continues its series of podcasts with a look on the ideological changes in the United Kingdom's National Health Service leadership over the past 10 years, and how those changes will affect the industry's future.

The following quotes from Sir Robert Naylor are highlights of the podcast:

On how patient mentality has changed:

"Patients have become much more demanding, and there's a whole series of excellent reasons for that. I think public expectations have increased. The public are able to exercise choice now in a way that wouldn't have been dreamt of ten years ago before the advent of the Internet," said Sir Naylor.

On the notion of earned autonomy:

"The real challenge for the Health Service is that the Health Service is essentially fully funded by public subscription through taxation, and the politicians find it extremely
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