“SAP and Atos Origin introduce carefree insuring”
Utrecht, ‘s-Hertogenbosch 3 May 2007
Innovation, efficiency improvement and service optimization within reach for health care insurers Atos Origin and SAP announce their cooperation aimed at providing insurance companies with better support and introduce ‘Carefree Insuring', an optimization programme for the health care insurance sector. Atos Origin will provide this integrated solution which is based on SAP for Insurance. Atos Origin will be present as a SAPPHIRE Sponsor at SAPPHIRE® '07 in Vienna from 14 May to 16 May, in Hall C booth 2.48 where its experts are present to advise how best to advance its customers' business by integrating SAP offerings.
The introduction of the basic health care policy has drastically changed the health insurance landscape. In order to handle the new tasks efficiently, an integrated approach within the health insurance company is crucial. In care acquisition, the challenge lies in finding the right balance between supply and demand. Agreements with care providers, healthcare provision based on policy terms and conditions, and insurance claims and analysis of damages are important data points. The optimization programme ‘Carefree Insuring' will provide healthcare insurers with the means to become the most efficient and service-oriented party in a highly competitive market.
Peter 't Jong, Executive Vice President Sales and Client Management for Atos Origin Netherlands: “Market forces in healthcare will lead to numerous changes in years to come. This places enormous strains on a health insurance company's efficiency and capacity for change.”
Ton Veenhof, Sector Director Finance for SAP Netherlands, adds: “IT systems must enable us to support changes at an adequate cost-benefit ratio. With our cooperation, Atos Origin can offer a complete solution capable of fulfilling the continuously changing requirements using SAP for Insurance.”
Optimization programme offers advantages
By implementing ‘Carefree Insuring', health care insurers can achieve extensive operational efficiency by striking the right balance between organizational requirements, processes and IT infrastructure. With ‘Carefree Insuring', IT managers and health care insurers can create a ‘straight through processing' system for contact with policy holders, integration with care providers, self-service, claims handling, financial administration and collections and disbursements. The solution is based on an open integration and application platform and makes use of global best practices. This allows faster modifications to IT systems, which reduces time to market and creates greater internal and external customer satisfaction.
‘Carefree Insuring' offers a high degree of flexibility thanks to swift implementation of agreements with care providers. The solution will enable easy support for future differentiation in agreements and tariffs. Analysis of damages data brings targeted care acquisition within arms reach. If healthcare insurers opt for policy holder navigation (for example by using preferred providers), the possibility exists to immediately translate this option into policy terms and conditions. The integrated data storage system allows data analyses to be performed, making effects of changes visible immediately.
Atos Origin has more than 20 years of experience with SAP applications and is a SAP Global Services Partner, a SAP Global Hosting Partner, a member of the SAP NetWeaver® Partnership Initiative and a leading member of the Enterprise SOA adoption program. Atos Origin has more than 4,400 SAP application consultants worldwide and SAP certified data centres in all geographical regions. The group was a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Global SAP Pinnacle Award and two 2006 SAP Partner awards.
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.
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