“Atos Origin awarded a further contract for the development of the German electronic health card”
Essen, Germany, 31 March 2008
Atos Origin, a leading international IT services provider, today announces the signing of a five-year contract with the Gesellschaft für Telematikanwendungen der Gesundheitskarte mbH (gematik) for the implementation of the German electronic health card. Atos Origin will be in charge of the design and implementation of the Directory Service in the IT infrastructure, and will be responsible for the organisation of the service rights in the eHealth card central IT network. This new contract futher extends Atos Origin service commitment for the eHealth card that began in 2007.
The electronic health card will extensively simplify the administration of medical data in Germany, thus reducing costs in the healthcare system. It enables a simple and secure exchange of important data between insured persons, doctors, pharmacies and insurance companies.
With the contract for the implementation of the Directory Service, Atos Origin now extends its commitment that began in December 2007 with the acceptance of the bid for the installation of two central elements of the infrastructure – the Time Service and the Name Service. The Time Service synchronises the time settings of all central and distributed hardware and software components. The Name Service handles the conversion of domain names to IP addresses so that the assignment of the name to the storage location will be possible.
"This is an additional large step along the way to the electronic health card in Germany", said Peter `t Jong, CEO of Atos Origin in Germany and Central Europe. "We want to grow in the health and the public sector and the gematik contract fits in this strategy".
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 5.8 billion and it employs over 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 Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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