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New Intranet Package Targets Health Providers

Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc. is partnering with Enterprise Consulting Group Inc. to package a group of intranet solutions aimed at health care providers.

Enterprise will develop customized content which will be combined with Siemens' intranet platform. The companies will target small and medium-sized hospitals and health care facilities across the country.

Siemens health care intranet platform features an information delivery system that divides content into 750 customizable categories. It also features a simple Web authoring tool supporting both standard HTML and Java.

"This alliance unites the global power of Siemens' information solutions with Enterprise Consulting Group's proven, custom intranet development and implementation strategies and methodologies. As more health care organizations move toward the Internet and electronic commerce, Siemens and Enterprise will be ready to deliver combined services that help clients achieve their unique business objectives," said Douglas Ruth, Enterprise's president.

Harold Goldberg, Siemens' health care solutions industry manager, said the agreement allows Siemens to leverage Enterprise's resources and strong health care presence as part of its efforts to penetrate the health care market.

The companies said the intranet solution can be fully operational in under 60 days and is cost-effective for companies with as few as 500 employees.