PLANO, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perot Systems Corporation announced today that it has entered into an agreement with China Telecommunications Corporation (China Telecom) in which the two companies intend to work together to deliver enhanced information technology (IT) solutions for the healthcare industry in China.
"Perot Systems and China Telecom have agreed to develop and go to market with an e-health platform and IT services that support the advancement of healthcare across China," said Peter Altabef, Perot Systems president and chief executive officer who met with China Telecom officials in Beijing. "We appreciate the close relationship we have developed with China Telecom over the past two years and look forward to a productive collaboration that benefits both healthcare providers and consumers."
Perot Systems plans to provide a variety of consulting, management, supervision, implementation, and technical services, while China Telecom delivers essential network resources and support.
"By combining our leading-edge technology, data-center methodology, and deep industry knowledge with China Telecom's network and data-center operations, the companies can create and deliver transformational IT solutions to healthcare providers," said Chuck Lyles, president of the Perot Systems Healthcare group.
"China Telecom values our relationship with Perot Systems, and this agreement is an important milestone to contribute to healthcare reform in China. We are looking forward to jointly achieving success," said China Telecom's president, Shang Bing.
"We are glad to see two top companies in their own fields, namely China Telecom, the world's largest telecommunications company, and Perot Systems, a leading company in healthcare IT, forming a powerful strategic alliance with their complementary strengths," said Rao Keqin, the Ministry of Health's director of the Center for Health Statistics and Information and executive director of national healthcare IT reform. "We are even more pleased to see that both companies have the same goal, which is to optimize technology under the Ministry of Health's guidelines for healthcare reform, to help the Chinese people and hospitals."
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 http://www.perotsystems.com/Industries/Healthcare/default .
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 http://www.perotsystems.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov/, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.
*2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services. December 2008. KLAS Confidential Information. (C) 2008 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
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