“Atos Origin is presenting a new processing solution for the German health card at CeBIT 2006”

Frankfurt/Main, 7 March 2006

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company, will once again be exhibiting new solutions and concepts at CeBIT 2006 in Hanover. From 9th to 15th of March, the company is presenting payment transaction solutions and its "Worldline eGK KAMS", a card management system for processing the electronic health card. The solution was introduced for the first time in January of this year as the highlight of the OMNICARD exhibition in Berlin, and will be presented at CeBIT 2006 at the partner booth of Sun Microsystems in Hall 9 (booth E40).

The electronic health card (eGK), together with its "counterpart" – the electronic health care professional card (HBA), which is being introduced in order to verify the identity of registered doctors or health care professionals – forms a fundamental basis for bringing the health service into the information age. Using the eGK and HBA and their integration into electronic medical data transmission (which focuses on the fast and cost-effective use of medical expertise and medical technology over large distances), the aim is to comprehensively improve the quality, security and transparency of health care and, in the long term, to save more than one billion euros in costs for the health service.

Successful "Card Life Cycle Management" with "Worldline eGK KAMS"
Atos Worldline has developed "Worldline eGK KAMS" (Karten-Applikations-Management-System – card application management system) for the technical processing of cards. This solution was developed on the basis of knowledge and experience gleaned from committees and working groups set up by legislators.

The new solution supports the business processes of card issuers and manufacturers in connection with the eGK and HBA. The complete life cycle ("Card Life Cycle Management") of the cards can be mapped with "Worldline eGK KAMS": from manufacturing the cards, through creating subsequent cards to card administration. Card Life Cycle Management supports processing of the dates of manufacture, authorisation and authentication of card users, as well as blocking management. Application Management handles the on-line updates of the insured's master data after the card has been issued, on-line verification of the insured's status and additional contribution status, along with the subsequent installation of further applications. Symmetrical and asymmetrical keys are managed and used via another solutions module, known as "Key Management".

Atos Worldline has developed a showcase so as to be able to clearly present the complex functionalities of "Worldline eGK KAMS". Applied to the entire system for the use of eGK and HBA, "Worldline eGK KAMS" supports both the connection to card manufacturers and to the back end systems of health insurers for the purposes of data exchange and synchronisation. The solution can also be integrated into the telematics infrastructure. In addition, functions for VSDD (health insurance agency service providers) and directory services X.509, along with a trust centre connection, are also available.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology 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 over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors . Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin company - Atos Worldline is a major European player in the processing of large-volume electronic exchanges, specialising in electronic payment services, CRM and e-services (internet, voice and mobile services). With the focus on technological innovation, Atos Worldline implements its solutions in processing or integration mode. Atos Worldline has 2500 employees in Europe and has an annual turnover of €400 million.

Further Information:
Anja Müller
Tel.: (0 69) 66 57-14 01
e-mail: anja.mueller@atosorigin.com