Wipro Launches Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies

     Wipro Launches Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies

  PR Newswire

  BANGALORE, India, March 7, 2013

BANGALORE, India, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Offers Innovative solutions for Remote Fetal Monitoring and Cardiac Care

Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced the launch
of the Wipro AssureHealth platform in partnership with Microsoft. This is
primarily targeted at healthcare providers to deliver innovative solutions for
Remote Fetal Monitoring and Cardiac Care that will ensure high quality
treatment at reduced costs, especially for chronic diseases.

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The Wipro AssureHealth platform leverages Microsoft's Cloud, Mobility and
Analytics offerings to allow care providers to monitor patients regularly and
precisely. This is done through hosted services and mobile apps that integrate
medical devices, IT Infrastructure and 24/7 customer support, to deliver
highly scalable solutions. This is a value based service aimed at
revolutionizing user experience like never before.

The fetal monitoring service delivers accurate recordings of maternal, fetal
heart rate and uterine activity from the expectant mother to the physician
over his/her Mobile device thereby enhancing the doctors ability to provide
enhanced care to patients. The fetal monitor is a small wearable wireless
device that provides beltless monitoring of the mother and the baby in the
womb. It accurately records maternal and fetal heart rate, and uterine
activity, thereby providing information on fetal and maternal well-being. The
device is suited for both antenatal care, and during active labor and
delivery.

The cardiac solution is based on our Assurehealth software platform and
delivers continuous wearable, ambulatory, non-obtrusive ECG data. It is
designed to assist cardiologists to monitor and manage patients with angina,
myocardial infarction, post cardiac procedures like stent, pacemaker and
bypass as well as cardiac failures, from anywhere, through their smart phone
or tablets. This avoids frequent visits to the OPD for follow up, the needless
waiting time and anxiety for patients. This system also aids proactive
management of complications, identifying them with intelligent analysis as and
when they occur and addressing it based on evidence.

T. K. Padmanabha, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Infotech, India and Middle
East Business of Wipro, said, "Wipro has a Centre of Excellence for ehealth
initiatives, which develops innovative solutions aimed at addressing
challenges in emerging markets. The eHealth COE leverages our product
engineering capabilities and health care IT solutions to create innovative
solutions addressing the dual challenges of affordability and accessibility.
Today, medical services are striving towards using resources effectively to
deliver patient satisfaction. In view of this, mobility-assisted medical
technology will be pivotal in saving time, improving productivity and
increasing convenience for physicians and the patients, thus improving patient
care while cutting down costs. Through Wipro AssureHealth platform and our
current choice of Microsoft platform stack, we help healthcare providers to
not only improve their customer satisfaction but also generate new revenue
streams."

"This is truly a wonderful marriage of healthcare and technology where a
doctor, on her/his smart phone or a tablet can literally judge the condition
of the baby in the womb remotely and initiate appropriate action before the
condition deteriorates. I am sure this will be more commonly utilized in the
future, making life easier and safer for the mother, the unborn child and the
care giver," said Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director,  Manipal Hospital
who is always looking to adapt newer technologies in the clinical expertise,
to improve patient experience at Manipal Hospitals.

Gabe Rijpma, Senior Director - Health Care Asia, Microsoft said, "We are
excited to partner with Wipro and bring out the Wipro AssureHealth platform to
enable healthcare providers in a way that is unique to the industry. Microsoft
offers cloud-based productivity solutions with integration of multiple form
factors, transforming the practice of medicine from provider-centered
piecework to patient-centered teamwork. Wipro AssureHealth is a wonderful
example of how Microsoft technology platforms like SQL, Windows Server, .NET,
integrated with a wide range of devices on Windows 8 are helping solve
challenging social problems. The solution will assist healthcare providers in
meeting the demands of an evolving healthcare landscape and the joint
initiative will further help to accelerate the transformation of healthcare in
India and across the world."

About Wipro Technologies Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro
Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and
Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business
better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep
industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" -
helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company
recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a
practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide
commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has over 140,000 employees
and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit
http://www.wipro.com .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software
for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of
products and services designed to empower people through great software - any
time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd
is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India
since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore,
Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Wipro's beliefs
regarding future events, many of which are by their nature, inherently
uncertain and outside Wipro's control. Such statements include, but are not
limited to, statements regarding Wipro's growth prospects, its future
financial operating results, and its plans, expectations and intentions. Wipro
cautions readers that the forward-looking statements contained herein are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the results anticipated by such statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties
regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to
generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to
maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract
and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on
fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on
immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced
demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication
networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential
acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of
the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal
governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on
raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our
intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business
and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results
are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports on Form
20-F. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov . We may, from time to
time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including
statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our
behalf.

Media Contacts: Dirk Lewis Wipro Technologies +91-7760983976
dirk.lewis@wipro.com Tushar Makkar Microsoft tmakkar@microsoft.com




 
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