Velammal Educational Trust Selects Accenture to Support its Healthcare Growth and Technology Strateg

Velammal Educational Trust Selects Accenture to Support its Healthcare Growth and Technology Strategy

BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accenture (NYS: ACN) has been awarded a technology consulting contract by Velammal Educational Trust (VET), a Tamil Nadu-based group of 25 educational institutes, to help it establish an integrated healthcare facility in the city of Madurai. The facility will be comprised of a medical college, teaching hospital and corporate hospital.

Accenture will help develop VET's overall strategy and the market positioning for the healthcare facility. Using Accenture Connected Health Services, the effort will also include the development of a technology strategy and implementation of Health Management Information System (HMIS) for the Velammal Medical College Hospital & Research Institute (VMCHRI).

"We are in the process of operationalizing a leading healthcare facility which is expected to be one of the largest private hospitals in India as well as Asia," said M.V. Muthuramalingam, chairman, Velammal Educational Trust. "Accenture is a global leader in providing consulting services and technology implementation in the healthcare and hospital industry and we are pleased to have their assistance in attracting high quality talent and developing an optimal positioning of the hospital in our bid to make the facility into a world-class institution."

Accenture will also advise VET in the development of human resources processes and talent acquisition strategies to support the organizational structure. As part of this effort, both organizations will help define the roles and responsibilities of the senior leadership for the healthcare facility. Accenture will also work with VET Leadership to develop and define their long term technology roadmap for their healthcare facility.

"Velammal Educational Trust is synonymous with quality education and the group collectively has more than 70,000 students under its wings," said Krishna Giri, managing director, Health and Public Services Operating Group, Accenture. "This venture embarks on the journey of addressing the ever evolving and complex healthcare environment in India. The healthcare facility would provide best-in-class facilities in patient treatment as well as medical education, and we are proud to collaborate with the trust in its journey."

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Accenture Connected Health Services

Through Accenture Connected Health Services, we help health systems improve collaboration and decision-making, while lowering cost, by delivering health IT solutions that enable patient-centric care delivery and improve operating models. Our services combine extensive business and clinical practices with a full range of technology capabilities, including health information exchanges, electronic health records, population analytics, mobility and telehealth platforms.

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