Wipro Launches Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies

Thu Mar 7, 2013 5:30am EST

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Offers Innovative solutions for Remote Fetal Monitoring and Cardiac Care
BANGALORE, India,  March 7, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

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, ManipalHospital  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

SOURCE  Wipro Technologies

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