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Microsoft Acquiring GCS

October 29, 2007
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Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft Corp. is set to acquire Bangkok, Thailand-based, privately held Global Care Solutions (GCS), a developer of enterprise-class health information systems.

According to Microsoft, the acquisition complements Microsoft's portfolio of health solutions and will provide hospitals across international markets with a new alternative to achieve improved workflow and patient safety through IT. The new Microsoft offering based on the GCS technology will complement the company's current Azyxxi solution, which provides a data integration capability for hospitals with legacy systems already in place, says Microsoft.

GCS developed its end-to-end system in collaboration with Bumrungrad International Hospital, an internationally accredited facility based in Bangkok. The hospital, which treats more than 1.2 million patients from 190 countries each year, uses the GCS solution to efficiently manage clinical workflow, billing, regulatory compliance and medical records. Microsoft says it will continue to work closely with Bumrungrad to further build out the functionality and features of the GCS technology.

GCS employees will join Microsoft's Health Solutions Group, which will manage product development and delivery.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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