Satyam, GE Healthcare enter into agreement

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Hyderabad, May 21 (UNI) City-based Satyam Computer Services Ltd., a leading global consulting and IT 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 would plan, design and implement infrastructures for global healthcare providers of all sizes, from small poly-clinics to the large hospitals, a press release said here.

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008, Satyam will be the first global systems' integrator to start enrolling consultants in new GE Healthcare certification exam programmes for Centricity Enterprise Software.

In addition, the companies will staff a demonstration centre of the 'hospital of the future', 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,'' GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions Senior VP, Laurent Rotival said.

''We're already helping customers gain tremendous value from healthcare IT solutions and this new investment will accelerate customer adoption, ultimately leading to higher quality care.'' Satyam VP and Global Head of Healthcare, Prasad Dindigal said, ''helping customers maximize value from IT is the core to everything we do at Satyam. By partnering with GE, we will offer a new level of return on investment from healthcare IT.'' UNI VA GKT 1553

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