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03. December 2013, Koblenz

Healthcare Sector Relies on CompuGroup Medical in Implementing the Electronic Health Card

Koblenz, December 3rd, 2013: CompuGroup Medical (CGM), one of the world’s leading eHealth companies, won the tender advertised by the Society for Telematic Applications for the German Health Card (gematik) in a consortium with Booz & Company and KoCo Connector. The tender is for the online rollout of the first level testing for the telematic infrastructure in one of two test regions in Germany.

The tender was for the development, construction, operation and provision all components and services (e.g. connector, card terminal & VPN access service) necessary for the connection to the telematic infrastructure for all participating medical professionals (e.g. doctors, dentists, psychotherapists, hospitals). The term "Telematik" (telematics) is a combination of the German words "Telekommunikation" (telecommunications) and "Informatik" (information technology). Telematics is concerned with networking the IT systems of doctor‘s practices, pharmacies, hospitals and health insurances, thus achieving a cross-sector information exchange. It is a closed network only accessible to those holding a healthcare professional card or a healthcare card.

The telematic infrastructure is designed in such a way that the existing informational limitations of the healthcare sector will be overcome. Medical confidentiality and the right to informational self-determination shall remain intact. The nationwide roll out for this infrastructure is scheduled to commence after thorough testing and a comprehensive evaluation, both of which should be completed in 2016. It will be designed and implemented by gematik, an organization which was founded by the leading health care provider associations as well as the health insurances of the German healthcare sector.

“We are pleased that gematik is confident in our abilities and the solution we and our partners, Booz & Company and KoCo Connector, have provided. This also serves as a sign of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians and other leading statutory health insurance associations’ great appreciation of our innovative abilities. Thus, the foundation for a modern electronic infrastructure in the German health care system has been laid”, said Frank Gotthardt, CEO of CompuGroup Medical AG.

Conference Call for Journalists, Investors and Analysts:
CompuGroup Medical will hold an investor and press conference call on Tuesday, 3 December 2013, at 3:00 pm (CET) with CFO Christian B. Teig to discuss this announcement followed by a Q&A session.

You can participate in this conference call by dialing one of the following phone numbers:
+49 (0) 69 2 10 86 97 03 (Germany)
+44 (0) 16 16 01 89 02 (UK)
+1 (0) 21 53 05 44 95 (USA)
Participant code: 18 56 12 70

A presentation will be made available for download on the CompuGroup Medical website at . The presentation can also be viewed live at

About CompuGroup Medical AG
CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 385,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 35 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 3,700 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

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