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SunGard Availability Services and Phoenix Health Systems Join Forces to Deliver Complete Software Application and Infrastructure Management to Community Hospitals

Partnership Helps Hospitals Increase Cost Effectiveness of Managing Data Systems Delivery [While Providing Higher Levels of Patient Care]

WAYNE, Pa., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard Availability Services has partnered with Phoenix Health Systems, a national provider of healthcare IT outsourcing, consulting and revenue cycle management solutions, to help hospitals improve information availability for electronic medical records (EMR) and other technologies essential to quality of care. Together, SunGard and Phoenix will help community hospitals by developing and executing cost-effective business continuity plans that address requirements to access critical data in the event of an IT systems outage as well as providing industry leading staffing and application support.

SunGard and Phoenix will offer a holistic approach to planning and recovery, allowing IT and hospital operations to recover quickly and efficiently after a systems outage. As a SunGard certified healthcare reseller, Phoenix gains access to a world-class infrastructure that provides customers with redundant, secure and reliable managed IT services. Leveraging a full range of managed services solutions helps hospitals -- large and small -- achieve higher levels of information availability for critical healthcare technologies, such as EMR systems, at a cost-competitive price.

For nearly two decades, Phoenix has delivered value to healthcare organizations through an integrated set of technology services and tools, business process optimization techniques and a flexible approach to sourcing partnerships. SunGard will offer a portfolio of AdvancedRecovery(SM) solutions, managed IT services, consulting services and business continuity management software tailored to the unique needs of healthcare organizations. SunGard plans to launch these products in June 2009.

"As the trusted advisor for information availability and business continuity solutions, SunGard has demonstrated a deep understanding of the unique challenges facing healthcare organizations today," said Darin LeGrange, president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Health Systems. "We are pleased to join SunGard in offering the hospital community a robust portfolio of solutions that can be scaled to fit any budget, helping improve information availability for critical data and systems."

"Phoenix Health Systems' established reputation within the healthcare community, along with its strong focus on customer service, complements SunGard's portfolio of offerings for the healthcare industry," said Glenn Boland, national vice president, healthcare, of SunGard Availability Services. "This partnership will help provide hospitals and health systems with a single point of contact for holistic information availability solutions designed to address the unique demands of the healthcare industry."

Visit SunGard Availability Services (Booth #810) at the International Medical Users Software Exchange (MUSE) Conference on May 26 - 29 in Vancouver, B.C.

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 IT outsourcing, consulting 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

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 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

*January 2009 Technology Vendors Financial Database Tracker

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo and AdvancedRecovery 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.

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