KKH Selects Accenture to Improve Productivity by StandardizingIT Systems
KRONBERG, Germany -- July 31, 2013
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has signed a four-year contract extension with the
Kaufmännische Krankenkasse (KKH), one of the largest statutory health insurers
in Germany, to help deliver healthcare information technology (IT), training,
application development and maintenance services.
“IT is vital for KKH to ensure that we use our policyholders’ premiums in an
efficient way and, at the same time, offer them the best possible services,”
says Dr. Ulrich Vollert, who leads the IT organization at KKH. “The IT system
supports our business practices and enables better quality of services and
improved cost savings.”
Under the agreement, Accenture also will also help to implement and support
the integration of KKH’s accounting and document management IT systems,
project management and IT developer training. The document management approach
will include an interface that Accenture has help designed to align with KKH’s
existing in-house software and has helped enable data exchange between systems
from a single platform.The document management system will enable KKH’s
employees to securely access information at multiple locations.
“We look forward to helping KKH implement a consistent, highly productive IT
system,” said Hans Aubauer, managing director of Accenture’s health business
in Germany. “Using Accenture Health Administration Services, KKH will improve
business productivity with effective services that will support the needs of
policyholders and employees.”
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About the KKH
The KKH, with 1.8 million policyholders, is one of the largest German
statutory health insurance companies It is considered to be one of the
pioneers of innovative treatment models within the statutory health insurance
system. Its more than 4,000 employees offer an excellent service, develop
innovative health programs and support the policyholders in the development of
healthy lifestyles. The total annual budget is just under five billion euros.
Its main offices are in Hannover.
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outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The
company generated net revenues of US$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended
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organizations significantly reduce costs, increase enrollment and leverage new
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