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Phoenix Health Systems and SunGard Availability Services Partner to Deliver Data and IT Management Solutions to Community Hospitals
Date:5/27/2009

DALLAS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Health Systems, a national provider of health care information technology outsourcing, consulting and business process solutions, announced today a partnership with SunGard Availability Services, a leading information availability and IT services company, to deliver world class data and IT management solutions to the healthcare community. The partnership will provide healthcare customers with an affordable, complete end-to-end solution that stands alone in the industry, combining Phoenix's proven experience in the hospital market with SunGard's acclaimed managed services, advanced recovery, data center and IT solutions.

Phoenix will be a marketer and manager of the services offered through the partnership to create a single point of contact for all of its clients; enabling healthcare providers to focus on their core competency, providing patient care, and not manage multiple vendors and IT systems. As the storage, computing and management demands grow for Clinical Data Systems, Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), the comprehensive solutions created by the new partnership are scalable to any size healthcare organization and budget. The combined resources allow hospitals to lower information technology costs and improve efficiencies across their enterprise.

"We spoke with a number of candidate organizations in the healthcare industry with whom we explored this method of solution delivery," said Glenn Boland, National Vice President Healthcare, SunGard. "Phoenix Health Systems and their leadership 'got it' immediately. We were also very impressed by their reputation and their shared commitment to customer service delivery. We are very excited about the dynamic, scalable, and timely answers we can now offer our customers."

"SunGard is renowned for quality, reliability, and innovation and they have world class IT infrastructure nationwide," said Darin LeGrange, President and CEO, Phoenix Health Systems. "SunGard's commitment to healthcare and substantial presence in the provider market are important for Phoenix and our customers. We are delighted that our partnership will provide leading edge technologies, proven healthcare expertise and flexible solutions to customers of all sizes."

About SunGard Availability Services

SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to more than 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With four million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime. Through direct sales and channel partners, we help organizations ensure their people and customers have uninterrupted access to the information systems they need in order to do business. To learn more, visit www.availability.sungard.com or call 1-800-468-7483.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world's leading software and IT services companies. SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries, including the world's 25 largest financial services companies.

SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software.

With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 435 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and services company on the Forbes list of private businesses. Based on information compiled by Datamonitor*, SunGard is the third largest provider of business applications software after Oracle and SAP. Continuity, Insurance & Risk has recognized SunGard as service provider of the year an unprecedented five times. For more information, please visit SunGard at www.sungard.com.

*January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker http://www.datamonitor.com

Trademark Information: SunGard and the SunGard logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Phoenix Health Systems

Phoenix is a national information technology and business process services provider offering an integrated set of professional and technical services to healthcare organizations. Through Strategic Consulting, IT Outsourcing and Revenue Cycle Management, Phoenix will help any healthcare organization achieve its long-term objectives of administrative cost reduction, increased cash flow, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance. For additional information, please contact Christopher Madeira at (214) 261-0660, or visit www.phoenixhealth.com


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