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Department for Work & Pensions Renews BPO Contract with Atos Origin; Enabling Faster and Better Informed Decisions.



LONDON -- Atos Origin Atos Origin, SA (Euronext: ATO) is an international IT corporation which operates in 40 countries worldwide, with over 50,000 employees.

The corporate headquarters are located in Paris, France and Zaventem, Belgium.
, the leading European IT services company, today announced that it has won its largest ever UK contract. The contract is with the Department for Work and Pensions The Department for Work and Pensions (or DWP) (Welsh: Adran Gwaith a Phensiynau) is the largest government department in the Government of the United Kingdom, created on June 8, 2001, from the merger of the employment part of the Department for Education and  (DWP DWP Department of Work and Pensions (UK)
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) and is worth more than GBP GBP

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 500 million (EUR EUR

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 750 million) over seven years. Under the contract, which renews a contract first awarded in 1998, Atos Origin will deliver medical advice and assessment services that will provide the DWP with the information it needs to make fast, well informed, decisions.

The contract can be extended by a maximum of five years under two separate extension clauses: the first for three years, and the second for two years. These take the potential total contract value to in excess of GBP 850m (EUR 1.2 billion) over 12 years. Under the contract, Atos Origin will manage the provision of medical advice and assessments on behalf of the DWP for Incapacity Benefit This is a United Kingdom state benefit intended for those below the State Pension age who cannot work because of illness or disability. The benefit is administered by Jobcentre Plus (an executive agency of the Department for Work and Pensions). , Disability Living Allowance, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits, and other benefits. In addition, services will also be provided to the Ministry of Defence Veterans Agency.

"This contract renewal with the DWP confirms Atos Origin's position both as a leader in Business Process Outsourcing Business process outsourcing (BPO) is the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, to a third-party service provider. Usually, BPO is implemented as a cost-saving measure for tasks that a company requires but does not depend upon to maintain its position in  (BPO BPO Business Process Outsourcing
BPO Benevolent & Protective Order (of Elks of the USA)
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) services, and as the leader in medical services BPO in the UK," said Xavier Flinois, the member of the Atos Origin management board responsible for the UK, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. "In delivering this contract, we will draw upon the experience and expertise of our medical, business consulting, systems integration, and managed operations teams. Together they will identify and implement best practice processes and technology solutions that will improve the quality of service that we provide to the DWP."

Over the course of the contract through technology and process transformation, Atos Origin will reduce further the end-to-end processing times, and extend the scope and deployment of its Evidence-Based Medicine evidence-based medicine Decision-making 'The use of scientific data to confirm that proposed diagnostic or therapeutic procedures are appropriate in light of their high probability of producing the best and most favorable outcome'. See Meta-analysis.  programme. The innovations will cover the further development of medical protocols using the latest clinical research and the best practice of clinical governance Clinical governance is the term used to describe a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care within a health system. It was originally elaborated within the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS), and its most widely cited formal . They will also include upgrades to the IT infrastructure and enhancements to the Logic-integrated Medical Assessments solution that supports doctors during the assessment process and produces an electronic report.

Atos Origin will also continue to focus on the recruitment, training, and career development of its medical staff to ensure that it retains and attracts medical professionals with the qualifications, experience, and skills needed to carry out such assessments.

Other initiatives within the contract include the introduction of an electronic business-to-business referral system that will replace the existing paper-based system. Further, Atos Origin will extend the telephone booking system, so that customers may choose the time and location of their medical assessment over the telephone.

Atos Origin has established a major presence as a provider of managed medical services and occupational health. Atos Origin provides occupational health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract  to nearly half a million employees in the UK public sector.

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 Olympic games, premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece


Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C.
 and has a client base of international blue-chip companies Blue-chip company

Used in the context of general equities. Large and creditworthy company. Company renowned for the quality and wide acceptance of its products or services, and for its ability to make money and pay dividends. Gilt-edged security.
 across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.atosorigin.com

The spokespersons for this release are Xavier Flinois, member of the Atos Origin management board, responsible for the UK, the Americas, and Asia Pacific and Simon Chipperfield, Vice President, Medical Services, Atos Origin.

-- Key messages include:

--Department for Work & Pensions Renews BPO Contract with Atos Origin

--worth more than GBP 500 million (EUR 750 million) over seven years with a possible 5 year extension, taking total contract value to in excess of GBP 850 million

--Atos Origin will deliver medical advice and assessment services that will provide the DWP with the information it needs to make fast, well informed, decisions

--Drawing upon the experience and expertise of its medical, business consulting, systems integration, and managed operations teams, Atos Origin will identify and implement best practice processes and technology solutions that will improve the quality of service that it provides to the DWP

--This contract confirms Atos Origin's position both as a leader in BPO services, and as the leader in medical services BPO in the UK
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