Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) today announced an agreement with the Hunan Provincial Government of the People's Republic of China that will authorize the company to provide IT consulting services for healthcare organizations and public health initiatives throughout the Province. In collaboration with the Provincial Government and in alignment with the Chinese national healthcare reform, the company was designated to begin the process of establishing the Regional Health Information Platform of Hunan Province, starting in its capital city of Changsha. The company will also begin the transformation of healthcare information technology in multiple hospitals and other healthcare organizations throughout the region immediately.
Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman of Perot Systems stated, "Providing excellent healthcare is critical issue throughout the world, and I want to recognize and praise the leaders of Hunan Province for the progressive stance they are taking. The use of health information technology and solutions will enhance care and create a new standard for efficient delivery for the citizens of this province."
Under terms of the agreement, Perot Systems will prepare to design, construct and implement the Province's healthcare information exchange, network, which will include a regional HIT platform with advanced infrastructure support, and electronic health records.
"This agreement marks another major milestone for Perot Systems and the Hunan Province," said David Miller, Perot Systems Managing Director for China. "It is recognition of Perot Systems expertise, not only in the IT Technology domain, but our proven skills in clinical transformation. This transformational skill provides the ability to integrate and apply IT into the daily operations of hospitals and clinics, resulting in better care and patient experience as well as lower cost for the hospitals and healthcare providers. We are delighted to take this next important step forward with the Hunan Provincial Government."
Perot Systems has received multiple awards for its outstanding work in the healthcare industry. Along with its client, Northern Arizona Healthcare, the company received the 2009 Outsourcing Excellence Award for "Best Interest Alignment" by the Everest Group and Forbes magazine. In addition, Perot Systems was ranked Best in KLAS for Clinical Implementation - Principal* and was also rated #1 for Clinical Implementation Services.**
"As a recognized IT leader that has anticipated the national healthcare reforms taking place in China and the United States, Perot Systems provides innovative and responsive solutions to serve the healthcare industry in both countries," commented Ben Zhou, M.D., Director for Perot Systems Healthcare China and Asia Pacific. "Our ultimate mission in China is the transformation of healthcare to facilitate a healthy China by providing our expertise and commitment to help the Chinese people as well as their healthcare providers."
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 http://www.perotsystems.com/.