“The Personal Medical Record Formation of a consortium SANTEOS Between Atos Origin, UNI-MEDECINE and HP France”

Paris, March 14, 2005

SANTEOS to address MEDEC on March 18th, 2005, as part of the conference entitled "How to build trust in France's planned Personal Medical Record"

In order to meet the challenges posed by France's planned Personal Medical Record (Dossier Médical Personnel), Atos Origin, UNI-MEDECINE and HP France have joined forces to form a new consortium. The purpose of this consortium, christened SANTEOS, is to help Healthcare professionals implement this major reform spearheaded by the French government.

Because the Personal Medical Record is a major new development for France's Healthcare sector, three leading players in the field have decided to pool their expertise and dynamism to form a new consortium at the initiative of Atos Origin:

  • Atos Origin, one of the leading international players in IT services with over 20 years of experience in managing major public sector and Healthcare projects, is one of the leading providers of IT hosting in France.
  • UNI-MEDECINE, which specialises in designing and producing electronic communication tools for the Healthcare sector, is France's leading provider of Internet applications dedicated to communicating and sharing health data.
  • Hewlett Packard France (HP France), a world-class enterprise with technological solutions aimed at corporations, consumers and local authorities, has for many years been a leading provider of Healthcare solutions.
  • SANTEOS also comprises a number of other partners who will contribute their own skills and expertise to turn the consortium a multidisciplinary force with all the key expertise needed for ensuring the project is a success: organisation, change management, communication, technological know-how and unquestionable expertise of the Healthcare field and environment.

The commitment of these partners is founded on their common vision of the major changes afoot in the Healthcare sector in France and in Europe as a whole and on their long track record of working on major projects for the French authorities.

The aim of SANTEOS will be to assist Healthcare professionals by securing the full co-operation of all the players involved, a vital factor, and ensuring the success of this key step towards a new Healthcare system in France, a genuine vector of social progress.
SANTEOS will be present at MEDEC (the IT and Healthcare new technologies forum) on Friday, March 18, 2005, during the conference entitled “How to build trust in France's planned Personal Medical Record”, from 2:30pm to 4pm. MEDEC will be held at Paris's Palais des Congrès, at Porte maillot, from March 15 to 18, 2005.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs 45,000 people in 50 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and its clients include ABN AMRO, Akzo Nobel, Alstom, BNP Paribas, Ericsson, EDF, Euronext, Fiat, France Telecom, ING, KPN, Philips, Renault, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Schlumberger, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Telecom Italia, UK Department for Work and Pensions, Unilever, Vivendi Universal and Vodafone.

Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Euronext Premier Marché and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline, Atos Consulting.

About HP
HP, a world-class enterprise, offers technological solutions aimed at corporations, consumers and local authorities. Its products range from IT systems infrastructure to IT services, office automation equipment for both the business and consumer markets, digital imaging and printing solutions. HP's global sales for the year to October 31, 2004 amounted to 79.9 billion US dollars. For more information on HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ), visit www.hp.com

UNI-MEDECINE, a young French innovation company founded in 1998, focuses on designing high value added information systems for all fields of Public Health. It has earned wide-ranging recognition for its expertise by making a strong contribution to the shift of Healthcare IT applications towards Internet technologies. Its areas of expertise include computerising Healthcare networks and enabling the deployment of shared medical files, a field in which it is the main player in France, providing interoperability between information systems (town – hospital), creating Healthcare communication platforms and Healthcare telephony systems.

Press contact:

Atos Origin
Emilie Moreau
Tél : +33 (0)1 55 91 24 74
Email: emilie.moreau@atosorigin.com

Géraud d'Argenlieu
Tel : +33 (6) 84 64 62 84
Email: gerard.dargenlieu@uni-medicine.fr

Alain Roche
HP France
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Email: alain.roche@hp.com

Olivier Muller
Porter Novelli pour HP France
Tel : +33 1 44 94 97 95
Email: olivier.muller@porternovelli.fr