(*) Partnership to set up iEHR(Interoperable Electronic Health Record
Center to develop the first iEHR Reference Implementation based on
Pan-Canadian standards in Canada.
(*) Initiative to transform Canadian healthcare, as interoperability among
clinical, administrative, and other systems is achieved. This will enhance
healthcare delivery efficiency and sharply cut waiting periods an improve
quality of care.
(*) Other benefits will include safer care and better clinical outcomes.
HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 7 /CNW/ -- Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE:
SAY), a leading business and information technology services provider, today
announced that it will donate more than $1 million in cash and in-kind
services to establish SATYAM Interoperable Electronic Health Records (iEHR)
CENTRE at the Mohawk Applied Research Centre for Health Informatics (MARC HI)
at Mohawk College in Hamilton. The centre will help Canada establish
universal connectivity and interoperability of electronic health records,
bolstered by a robust and advanced patient information exchange standards.
Benefits include reduced waiting periods for medical attention, a decrease in
adverse reactions to medication and the ability for healthcare providers
concentrate on patients' health rather than focusing on extensive paperwork
and operational issues.
MARC HI is the world's first initiative to develop working versions of
the new HL7v3 healthcare messaging standards, which are recognized as the
industry-leading solution for achieving "semantic interoperability," the
ability of interoperable healthcare systems to fully "understand" a clinical
diagnosis or medical order.
"Widespread use of and adherence to standards helps streamline operations
in any industry, but it is especially relevant in healthcare, where people's
lives are at stake," said Ram Mynampati, Member of the Board & President,
Commercial and Healthcare Business, Satyam. "At Satyam, we are pleased to
contribute to these efforts to integrate various islands of information, and
to help expedite care for patients throughout Canada."
"Mohawk College is grateful for Satyam's generous support and we are
proud to be working collaboratively with an industry leader and leveraging our
shared strengths in information technology and health sciences to create the
first working prototype of the Canada Health Infoway blueprint for a national
electronic health record system," said MaryLynn West-Moynes, President of
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. "Mohawk's private and public
sector partnerships underscore the power of applied innovation in the
development of meaningful solutions that will advance Canadian healthcare over
the coming years."
The iEHR centre will leverage Satyam's global presence to be
knowledgeable of the recent developments and trends in the healthcare industry
across countries, such as the United Kingdom (U.K.). The U.K., one of the
earliest adopters of healthcare industry standards to achieve healthcare
interoperability, has been working on their system for several years. These
programs have had some success, but early attempts have not exploited recent
technology advancements, such as service-oriented architecture.
Previous attempts in Canada to achieve interoperability led to the
creation of the Canada Health Infoway EHRS Blueprint. Mohawk is taking the
blueprint and improving upon it to create a working prototype. Parts of the
program are already proving to be successful. In other areas, issues have
arisen. Mohawk is applying the lessons from both successful and unsuccessful
projects to pilot the new healthcare messaging system, which, once perfected,
can be developed commercially by the university's partners, including Satyam.
Satyam (NYSE: SAY), a leading global business and information technology
services company, delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing
solutions to clients in 20(*) industries and 61(*) countries.
Satyam leverages deep industry and functional expertise, leading
technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients
transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business
performance. The company's 49,199(*) professionals excel in engineering and
product development, supply chain management, client relationship management,
business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and
infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.
Satyam development and delivery centers in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the
U.K., Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia
serve 630(*) clients, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. For more
information, see www.satyam.com.
(*)As of Dec. 31, 2007
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statements. For a discussion of the risks associated with our business, please
see the discussions under the heading "Risk Factors" in our report on Form 6-K
concerning the quarter ended December 31, 2007, furnished to the United States
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