“Atos Origin and Erasmus Medical Centre win the 2007 Computable Award for best healthcare IT project”

Utrecht, 15 October 2007

Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and the Erasmus MC hospital, one of Europe's largest university medical centres, have won the 2007 Computable Award for a high-quality and innovative IT project in the healthcare sector. This important prize has been awarded for the successful implementation of a data warehouse for the intensive care unit at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. The IT services company was also nominated for a Computable Award as Best IT Services Provider of the Year and for an IT Marketing Award.

Jan A. Hazelzet, Chief Medical Information Officer at the Erasmus Medical Centre, explains: “We've had a few successes with the new Patient Data Warehouse and we're now working more quickly, efficiently and reliably. We're extremely pleased to have won this award, together with Atos Origin! Preparations are already under way for extending it to other parts of the organisation.”

Samir El Awadi, Vice President of Health Care & Pharma at Atos Origin, is very proud of this win: “Atos Origin has a very strong position in the healthcare market and the pharmaceuticals industry, being able to pride itself on its worldwide experience in outsourcing IT activities. The customers served by our group include Akzo Nobel, NHS and Sesame Vitale. We made full use of this expertise for the implementation of the data warehouse for the Erasmus Medical Centre,” says El Awadi. “This award clearly recognises the quality of the services we provide, not only offering demonstrable added value but also focusing on user-friendliness and rapid, simple implementation.”

Nico W. S. Bruens, IT Director of the Erasmus University Medical Centre collected the Award together with Samir El Awadi. Nico Bruens concludes: “The Erasmus MC places great value on innovation and the joint project with Atos Origin represents an investment in our IT infrastructure, guaranteeing excellent and efficient services. The Patient Data Warehouse is the central knowledge database of the Erasmus MC for management, patient care, research and education”.

Raymond de Jeu, Commercial manager BI at Atos Origin, sees the Award as an accolade on the long-term collaboration between the Erasmus MC and Atos Origin in the area of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing: "The professionalism and dedication of both organizations to develop the Patient Data Warehouse form the basis of this success".

The Erasmus project is being presented in detail during Atos Origin's Innovation Event on 1 November, which will centre on successful innovations that focus on results. The plenary lectures, the case studies in the Business & IT track and the presentation of the Erasmus Competition & Innovation Monitor will bring you right up to date on all these challenging and effective innovations.

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.

For more information:

Erasmus MC
David Drexhage
+31 10 46 35 525

Atos Origin
José de Vries,
+31 6 30 27 26 11