Sun Microsystems Selected To Help Support CSC-Led "Connecting for Health" Team in Development of Nationwide Health-Information Network
Consortium to Leverage Sun Services and Other Leading Healthcare and Information Technology Solution Providers to Link Patients Nationwide
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 29, 2005 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, announced today that it will work as part of a consortium led by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) to help support the development of a prototype for a Nationwide Health-Information Network architecture. Sun was selected for its expertise in federated network identity management, its successful deployments of service-oriented architectures, and its joint initiatives with Microsoft around interoperability and Internet security. The effort proceeded in conjunction with other contracts awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on November 10, 2005.
Designed to help support a secure, standards-compliant framework for the nationwide exchange of electronic health records, this architecture represents an important step in realizing President Bush’s vision for an interoperable electronic health record for every American. With an extensive legacy in the healthcare space, Sun is committed to helping this industry leverage information technology (IT) to power health-information networks and bridge the healthcare digital divide through a wide range of technology offerings and services.
“The Department of Health & Human Services is laying the foundation for a healthcare infrastructure that can significantly improve patient care and lower costs for all Americans,” said Wayne Owens, Vice President, Healthcare Integration Platforms, Sun Microsystems, Inc. “Sun has an extensive track record of expertise in deploying regional and national health-information organizations around the world, and we’re proud to be working alongside CSC on the development of this critical nationwide network here in the United States.”
Leading this effort with technology providers like Sun, CSC plans to build on the health information exchange architecture of the Connecting for Health prototype and demonstrate the feasibility of secure health information exchange among key healthcare institutions, including hospitals, health plans, physician offices, government agencies and others throughout the United States. The contract, which has one base year and a one-year option, is valued at approximately $7 million to the CSC-led team if the option is exercised.
“Our team is composed of highly qualified organizations and individuals committed to improving the quality of health information and care delivery in the United States,” said Daniel T. Garrett, managing partner of CSC’s Global Health Solutions organization. “We look forward to applying our experience and broad expertise to help the Department of Health and Human Services achieve exceptional results.”
Founded in 1959, Computer Sciences Corporation is a leading global IT services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology.
With approximately 78,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., CSC reported revenue of $14.5 billion for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2005. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.csc.com.
About Sun’s Solution Offerings for Healthcare
Sun has worked with many leading healthcare organizations to help enable the secure sharing of information to power health information networks worldwide and to help bridge the healthcare digital divide. With Sun’s powerful platform for developing, deploying and managing composite applications based on a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Cleveland Clinic, The General Medical Services Board of Ireland, U.K National Health Service (NHS), NSW Health (New Zealand) and the San Diego Medical Society Foundation are using the Sun Java Integration Suite (formerly the SeeBeyond ICAN Suite) to help support health information networks linking payers, employers, hospitals, labs and clinics while providing secure, regulated access to patient data.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A singular vision -- “The Network Is The Computer” -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world’s most important markets. Sun’s philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.
As part of a mutual agreement between the two companies, Sun Microsystems Inc. acquired the shares of SeeBeyond Technology Corp. on August 25, 2005. With this acquisition, SeeBeyond is welcomed into the Sun Microsystems, Inc. family of companies (“Sun”). Over the next months, both companies will strive to reach full integration globally. Due to relevant country legal requirements, different timelines for completing that full integration may apply.
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