Telecom Lead Asia: BT is all set to tap the rapidly
growing health IT market in the Asia Pacific region. The company will increase
its focus in the region by forming an Asia Pacific Health Practice.
The Health Practice will co-ordinate all BT’s health
activities in the region and will include experts in clinical design assurance,
clinical safety management, technical architecture and major programme
practice, providing a strong capability for local delivery.
We believe BT can play a significant role in helping
drive the health IT market forward in the region. Through the investments we
are making to build our Health Practice, our focus on offering our healthcare
customers packaged health solutions to meet their needs and the recruitment of
further experts in the health IT field,” said Huw Owen, president, Global
Health, BT Global Services.
With strong health experience, the company claims that it
is well placed to deliver the end-to-end ICT infrastructure requirements for
healthcare customers in the region.
In Asia Pacific region, BT has already won a range of
health IT business that includes complex and large infrastructure contracts for
new build hospitals, clinical safety management consultancy and electronic
health records work.
BT has set out its intention to be a leader in networked
IT services in the region and the health IT sector is key to us achieving this
goal. Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to the region and we will
continue to differentiate ourselves through providing innovative and bespoke solutions,”
said Kevin Taylor, president, BT Asia Pacific.
By the end of this year, the company announced more than
130 BT people will be working solely on health in the region.
BT will continue to offer a range of products and
services, including core capabilities in infrastructure management, security,
unified communications and mobility, drawing on the expertise of BT Advise.
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