“Atos Origin acquires UNI-MEDECINE”
Paris, 14 February 2007
Atos Origin, an international IT services company, announced the acquisition of UNI-MEDECINE Group, through its Atos Worldline subsidiary. UNI-MEDECINE is the French leader of internet applications dedicated to the transfer and exchange of health data, and specialises in the design and production of health sector specific electronic communications tools. This operation strengthens the Atos Origin Group's expertise in this sector.
In March 2005, Atos Origin and UNI-MEDECINE pooled their experience in a consortium to meet the French Personal Medical Record (PMR) challenge.
SANTEOS, one of the six IT hosting services providers selected for PMR, combines the skills of Atos Worldline, a leading European player in the secure processing of sensitive data and the high value added IT hosting, with more than 25 years' experience, and UNI-MEDICINE, with a demonstrable ability to innovate and an in-depth knowledge of all the specific requirements of health information and personal health data management systems.
Atos Origin's acquisition of UNI-MEDECINE strengthens the Group's ability to provide information systems and information and communications technologies to ever more powerful healthcare organisations with increasing awareness of the service provided to people.
Integrated within the Atos Origin Group, UNI-MEDECINE now operates as SANTEOS. Jean-Yves Robin, previously UNI-MEDECINE's director, becomes managing director of SANTEOS.
Atos Origin has more than 20 years experience in the management of large scale public sector and healthcare projects and nearly 10,000 consultants and IT personnel taking part in the modernisation of the European public sector, and participating in the key State reform programmes in the main European countries. This unique pool of experience enables the major authorities to benefit from a significant return on experience.
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 EUR 5.4 billion and it employs 50,000 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, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, 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. On December 7th 2006, Atos Origin announced the acquisition of Banksys and Bank Card Company (BCC), creating a European leader in Payment Services, with combined pro forma 2006 revenues of EUR 630 million and 4,000 employees.
UNI-MEDECINE, an innovative French company, founded in 1998, is dedicated to designing high value skills-based information systems in all Public Health fields. The company's experience has been demonstrated by making a significant contribution to the renewal of public health IT applications through a move towards internet technologies. In particular, their experience includes the computerisation of health networks and the deployment of shared medical files where they are the most important player in France, providing interoperability between information systems (town – hospital), creating healthcare communication platforms, and healthcare telephony systems.
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