Wipro Launches Wipro AssureHealth Platform on Microsoft Technologies 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

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