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Microsoft to Acquire Innovative Healthcare Technology and Assets From Global Care Solutions

Collaborative alliance with Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok will help bring enterprise-class health information system solutions to market around the world. BANGKOK, Thailand — Oct. 29, 2007 — Building on a worldwide commitment to improving health through software technology, Microsoft Corp. has agreed to acquire software, intellectual property and other assets from Global Care Solutions (GCS), a privately held company based in Bangkok, Thailand, that develops enterprise-class health information systems. The acquisition complements Microsoft’s already strong portfolio of health solutions and will provide hospitals across international markets with a new alternative to achieve improved workflow and patient safety through information technology. GCS employees will join Microsoft’s Health Solutions Group, which will manage product development and delivery. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Bumrungrad International Recognized by International Hospital Quality Organization for Best Practices in Heart Attack and Stroke Treatment

Dr. Karoon Mekanontchai, Medical Director, Dr. Apichati Sivayathorn, Chief Medical Officer of Bumrungrad International, held a press conference to announce that Bumrungrad has again earned international recognition for the excellence of Thai healthcare. The Joint Commission International (JCI) – the leading international evaluator of hospital quality – certified that Bumrungrad’s programs for treating strokes and heart attacks meet international standards and follow the latest US clinical guidelines.