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Accenture Awarded Two-Year Contract by Madrid Health Authority for Connecting Healthcare Systems

  Accenture Awarded Two-Year Contract by Madrid Health Authority for
  Connecting Healthcare Systems

Business Wire

MADRID -- February 13, 2013

The Madrid Health Authority (Consejería de Sanidad de la Comunidad de Madrid)
has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a two-year contract to deliver consulting
services focused on existing healthcare IT systems for Madrid’s public
healthcare network that serves the city’s 6.5 million citizens.

Accenture will work with the Madrid Health Authority to enhance the
integration and functionality of Madrid’s healthcare technology systems across
36 hospitals, 29 specialized treatment centers and more than 400 primary care
facilities. The scope of the initiative includes traditional project
management and an advisory role in which Accenture will support the technical
and functional decisions of the technology systems.

“This project builds on the existing work we have done with Accenture to
develop our IT infrastructure, and supports our goal of using the most
innovative and efficient technologies to provide our citizens with effective,
accessible and affordable healthcare,” said Zaida Sampedro Préstamo of Madrid
Health Authority.

Accenture has teamed with the Madrid Health Authority over the past decade. In
2002, Accenture began working with the Healthcare Information Systems Project
Management Office to implement healthcare IT in Madrid. Earlier this year,
Accenture and the Madrid Health Authority announced the implementation of a
healthcare information exchange that will host 15 million medical records,
according to an Accenture report.

“This contract reinforces our commitment to the Madrid Healthcare Authority
and underscores Accenture’s deep knowledge of the public health industry,”
said Baltasar Lobato who leads Accenture’s Healthcare business in Spain.
“Accenture will apply its broad industry skills and insights from our global
network to support the Authority’s mission to offer strong citizen-oriented
services to increase regional competitiveness.”

Accenture was recently awarded the 2013 Medical Economics Award for the “Best
Contribution to Health Consultancy.” The award recognized Accenture’s recent
work in chronic disease management in Basque, Spain.

Learn more about Accenture’s Insight Driven Health and Delivering Public
Service for the Future.

About Madrid Health Authority

The Madrid Health Authority is a government agency that is responsible for
delivering public healthcare services to the more than 6.5 million Madrid
citizens. The Madrid Health Authority employs more than 80,000 people and
oversees a complex public healthcare system that is comprised of 36 hospitals,
29 specialized treatment centers and more than 400 primary care facilities.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated
net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its
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