Satyam Computer Services Ltd, a global consulting and information technology services provider, and GE Healthcare, have announced a comprehensive agreement to support customers deploying healthcare IT solutions based on GE Centricity Enterprise software. The companies will join forces to plan, design, and implement infrastructures for global healthcare providers of all sizes– from the smallest polyclinics to the largest hospitals, a press release issued here stated. They will also perform application integration and tailor solutions for providers, as needed, the release added. Beginning in the 4th quarter of 2008, Satyam will be the first global systems integrator to start enrolling consultants in new GE Healthcare certification exam programs for Centricity Enterprise Software. Besides, the companies will also staff a demonstration center of the “hospital of the future” that is opening in Qatar to highlight the shared vision and advanced capabilities the two companies can bring to customers, the release added. “It is significant endorsement of our strategy and the capabilities of our platform to have Satyam stand by our side as a global partner”, said Laurent Rotival, Senior Vice President of GE Healthcare Enterprise Solutions. “We are already helping customers gain tremendous value from healthcare IT solutions and this new agreement and investment by both companies will further accelerate customer adoption, ultimately leading to higher quality care”, he added.