Atos and Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust sign ‘eNotes’ deal

London, 4th January 2012

Atos, an international IT services company, today announced a five year deal with the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E). The deal is a partnership between the RD&E, Atos and Fortrus Ltd, which will see existing patients’ records scanned and stored electronically using Fortrus’ clinically validated and global award winning Electronic Records solution – Mobius.

Paula Sussex Senior Vice President at Atos said: “Atos is exceedingly proud to have been selected by the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. From the outset, our partnership objective for this programme of work went beyond just providing high quality records management system. Atos does not simply design, build and deploy IT systems, we transform the way people work. “

Commenting on the partnership, RD&E Medical Director, Dr Vaughan Lewis said: “The partnership between Atos and Fortrus is clearly strong. There seemed to be a common thread that joined the two organisations together, which reflected the ethos we have at the RD&E. Both companies have many years of working within the NHS with proven product and delivery capability.”

The Mobius Electronic Medical Record Solution, chosen by RD&E, has been developed with collaboration and input from over 600 NHS clinicians. The solution utilises the latest Adobe technologies and enables NHS Trusts to leverage their existing IT systems through integration, as well as realising the benefits of converting paper records to digital patient files.

Steve Livermore, MD of Fortrus, said: “Mobius has been built and validated by clinicians with their needs at its heart. It has been designed to address the need for rapid access to patient information. It also provides clinicians with vitally important data, securely, and at the point of care, anywhere in the hospital, and within any community setting. The solution does not simply give people access to the patient’s health record; it provides tools that allow clinicians the ability to access the information relevant to them, instantly, and intuitively.”

About Atos

Atos is an international information technology services company with annual 2010 pro forma revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries at the end of September 2011. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail, Services; Public, Health & Transport; Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting and Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

About Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist and emergency hospital services to about 350,000 residents and visitors primarily in Exeter and East and Mid Devon,. We also provide specialist care to patients from further afield due to our international reputation for excellence in orthopaedics, neuro-rehabilitation, diabetes, neonatology and cancer services..

The main hospital sites are at Wonford and Heavitree in Exeter, but increasingly we also provide patient care closer to home including managing the day case surgery activity in Devon community hospital theatres, community midwifery services, renal dialysis units and an innovation mobile eye clinic for glaucoma patients.
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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been named Trust of the Year 2011 (South regional award) by independent health guide Dr Foster for patient mortality (after surgery and heart attacks) and patient experience.

About Fortrus Ltd.

Fortrus brings together the passion of our people with a dedication to software innovation, to create simple, elegant and intuitive business applications.
We help healthcare organisations collect, access and act upon critical information through bespoke, portals, dashboards and mobile applications.

Our solutions remove paper, integrate multiple systems, reduce costs, help improve service quality, mitigate risk and ensure compliance.

Most information management systems are complicated and clunky. We provide engaging, interactive and intuitive interfaces that just work, beautifully.

Our core healthcare Electronic Medical Record (EMR) solution – Mobius, is a clinical application that enables clinicians and operational users to view the entire patient history from multiple systems, including the scanned paper records, across a chronological timeline. We have also imbedded the first UK NHS BS10008 compliant scanning bureau.

For more information, contact:
Caroline Crouch
Tel: 020 7830 4233

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