Perot Systems to Establish Regional Health Information Networks in China

2009-10-23 09:25 499

Agreement with City of Changsha to Facilitate Digital Platform that can be Deployed Countrywide

CHANGSHA, China, Oct. 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) ( announced today that it has signed a healthcare information technology agreement with the Changsha Municipal Government in the Hunan Province of China. The agreement calls for Perot Systems to develop a plan for a city-wide Regional Health Information Platform, and it includes coordination of planning for healthcare data centers and the creation of electronic health records (EHRs) for city residents.

"It is exciting to be part of the great vision and determination of the leaders of Changsha city to upgrade healthcare information technology services, with the goal of improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of care in the city. We applaud their approach to the country's increasing focus on healthcare," said Peter Altabef, the President and Chief Executive Officer for Perot Systems, who attended the agreement-signing ceremony. "Through our work with the Ministry of Health on national standard guidelines, the agreement between Changsha and Perot Systems can establish a blueprint that can guide and support the deployment of regional health IT platforms and digital hospitals in other provinces and cities throughout China."

Perot Systems is currently the leading international vendor that is recognized for providing technology solutions that meet China's national standards. In July 2009, Perot Systems announced an agreement with the Hunan Provincial Government through which the company intends to provide IT consulting services for healthcare organizations and public health initiatives throughout the province.

"Our global healthcare team is working closely with Changsha officials to build a Regional Health Information Platform that enhances healthcare services," said Chuck Lyles, president of Perot Systems Healthcare. "The city of Changsha is leading the way in utilizing technology to ensure that healthcare providers have the tools they need to effectively and efficiently care for their patients."

"As a leader in providing healthcare IT services to organizations throughout the world, we are very excited to take our expertise to China and help Changsha build their Regional Health Information Platform," said Ben Zhou, M.D., director of Perot Systems Healthcare China and Asia Pacific. "We are proud to support Changsha as it works to become a pilot city for best practices related to national healthcare reform."

About Perot Systems Healthcare

Using a proven methodology based on the people, processes and technology that healthcare organizations need to succeed, Perot Systems is a leading integrator of Tier I clinical systems. Serving a multitude of hospitals worldwide, including more than 1,000 in the U.S., Perot Systems is ranked #1 for professional services in North American Healthcare by Gartner (based on 2008 revenue) and is rated "Best in KLAS for Clinical Implementation-Principal" by the prestigious KLAS awards for professional services firms.* Perot Systems supports thousands of physicians in hospitals, as well as more than 30,000 in physician groups, and has managed, recovered, and resolved billions of dollars for clients through more than 400 revenue cycle engagements. To learn more, visit .

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 2008 revenue of $2.8 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at .

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