ATOS : Atos Worldline at the heart of telemedicine with Respir@dom

      ATOS : Atos Worldline at the heart of telemedicine with Respir@dom

Paris, 19 March 2013  - SANTEOS S.A., a  health subsidiary of Atos  Worldline, 
announces  the  official  launch  of  the  Respir@dom  project.  SANTEOS   has 
instigated, in conjunction with its  partner Réseau Morphée, an  interoperable 
telemedicine system that enables patients suffering from sleep apnoea syndrome
to be monitored remotely. The project  aims to improve patient compliance  and 
treatment outcomes.

For nearly 10 years  SANTEOS has assisted the  MORPHEE network, leader of  the 
Respir@dom project, in  the implementation of  innovative services to  improve 
the care of patients suffering from sleeping problems. Respir@dom is today  an 
unprecedented initiative  in France  and Europe  as it  involves all  relevant 
parties -  patients,  home  healthcare  providers,  manufacturers  of  medical 
devices,  healthcare   professionals  and   institution  -   and  provides   a 
particularly wide range of services:

  oTelemonitoring solution in real time for patients treated using
    respirators (PPC)
  oAlerts sent automatically to providers and carers, according to the nature
    and gravity of the situation
  oMedical information held on the Medical Sleep Record
  oPatient monitoring programme (mobile application, serious game, community

The multiple roles of SANTEOS within Respir@dom:
In  collaboration  with  numerous  project  partners,  SANTEOS  conceived  the 
architecture of the service, and led  the coordination of exchanges with  ASIP 
Santé, and GCS D-SSIF in Ile de  France, for the project to fully comply  with 
the regional  and national  plan  for health  information systems  in  France. 
Respir@dom was the first project to  win a telemedicine contract with ARS  Ile 
de France.

The company has also worked to  ensure that security is guaranteed  end-to-end 
and the regulatory  framework respected:  patients are  identified with  their 
unique French national health system number (INS), strong user  authentication 
of all parties  involved (using CPS  or an equivalent  system for all  service 
providers and patients), authentication  of manufacturer servers  transferring 
data to Respir@dom,  and medical data  storage recognised by  the Ministry  of 

Furthermore, SANTEOS  project manages  and stores  the Medical  Sleep  Record, 
which is at the  heart of the Respir@dom  service. This Medical Sleep  Record, 
designed by  the  Morphée  network, allows  prescribers  and  home  healthcare 
providers to share medical data (diagnostic, patient treatment, data  gathered 
in the home, ...) to improve patient monitoring and also to access  monitoring 
dashboards (time spent  using the  machine, index of  apnoeas and  hypopnoeas, 
technical faults etc.). Patients  can also register  levels of motivation  and 
satisfaction from their  smartphone throughout  their treatment.  DMP feed  is 
also possible.

Finally, the  company  gathers data  flow  from  the servers  of  the  various 
manufacturers involved in  the project,  in a  format that  complies with  the 
medical information  systems interoperability  framework, and  sends  targeted 
alerts to home healthcare providers and prescribers.
SANTEOS has therefore employed  all its skill and  expertise in order to  make 
Respir@dom a success: M2M (Connected Machines), IHE (interoperability  medical 
data storage)  recognised by  the Ministry  of Health,  Business  application: 
Medical Sleep  Record,  push  multichannel  (Alerts),  Business  Intelligence, 
Health education programmes.

Christophe Mougin,  director of  SANTEOS Respir@dom  is at  the heart  of  the 
SANTEOS telemedicine  strategy:  "I  am particularly  satisfied  to  see  this 
significant phase  of a  pilot project  in  terms of  new practices  and  care 
alternatives taking  shape  today, a  project  in which  SANTEOS  has  already 
invested and participated for over 2 years in partnership with Réseau Morphée.
I am  certain that  this service  offering can  be extended  to include  other 
fields of telemedicine and other medical conditions."

Sylvie Royant  Parola,  President  of  Réseau  Morphée  "Respir@dom  has  been 
possible thanks  to the  strong level  of commitment  from all  its  partners. 
SANTEOS has played  a key  role in the  implementation of  this ambitious  and 
complex project bearing in mind the number of parties involved, the complexity
of regulations and the technical constraints  to be considered. Our first  and 
highly successful collaborative effort, builds on the partnership we have  had 
since 2003."

About Respir@dom
The Respir@dom project aims to demonstrate the medical and economic  relevance 
of a new  system for monitoring  the treatment of  patients with sleep  apnoea 
syndrome. For this very common medical condition, so costly to our  healthcare 
system,  the  implementation  of  machine  and  clinic-based   telemonitoring, 
together with  an innovative  therapeutic education  programme should  improve 
treatment outcomes and therefore optimise healthcare spending not only in  the 
medium term, but also in the long term, by reducing the risks inherent to this
medical condition: road accidents linked to  falling asleep at the wheel,  and 
heart problems  which  are  common  among  apnoea  sufferers.  Innovative  and 
pioneering, the Respir@dom project could be used throughout Europe in view  of 
its telecommunication-based solution and  interoperability. To date in  Europe 
there has  never been  an operational  model for  monitoring apnoea  patients. 
Opening up new markets thanks to this expertise will encourage the creation of
new   jobs   and   innovation.   For   further   information   on   Respir@dom

The Réseau Morphée is a health network  in Ile de France that coordinates  the 
care of patients  with chronic  sleep disorder.  With an  operating team  that 
among others includes a coordinating doctor the network aids and guides  those 
patients who consult it, organises educational therapy groups such as insomnia
and sleep  apnoea  workshops,  trains doctors  and  facilitates  communication 
between doctors,  makes a  secure shared  medical record  available and  works 
around the patient as a team  employing innovative care paths. The quality  of 
patient care is at the core of the network's concerns.

A subsidiary of Atos  Worldline, SANTEOS is the  leading company in France  in 
the  field  of  exchanging  and  sharing  medical  data.  SANTEOS  focuses  on 
implementing innovative  information  systems for  health  administration  and 
medical advancement. SANTEOS is founded on its broad commercial experience (in
information and  medical systems),  over  25 years  experience in  the  health 
sector on the part of Atos, and the recognised expertise of Atos Worldline, in
the handling and secure storage of sensitive data.

About Atos Worldline
Atos Worldline brings together Atos core expertise in Hi-Tech Transactional
Services with 40 years of experience and recognized know-how in the payment
industry. A leader in end-to-end services for critical electronic
transactions, Atos Worldline is specialized in electronic payment services
(including issuing, acquiring, terminals, and card and non-card payment
solutions & processing), eServices for customers, citizens and communities as
well as services for financial markets. Atos Worldline is committed to
continuous R&D and innovation so its customers can benefit from leading-edge
solutions to stay ahead of market evolutions. Atos Worldline generates annual
2012 revenue of €927 million and employs over 5300 people in the world. For
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About Atos
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology
services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400
employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers Hi-Tech
Transactional Services, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration
and Managed Services. With its deep technology expertise and industry
knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors:
Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports;
Financial Services; Telecoms, Media & Technology; Energy & Utilities.Atos is
focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to
create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology
Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE
Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting &
Technology Services, Atos Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.

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