GROUPE STERIA : The Basque Country is the tenth Spanish region to adopt Civitas, Steria’s population and health resources information system

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Civitas has already been implemented in Asturias, Baleares, Cantabria, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia and in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

The Basque Government Informatic Society (EJIE) has awarded a contract to Steria for the implementation and deployment of the Civitas solution, designed to manage the assurance and health card system for the Department of Health of the Basque Government. This new contract further strengthens Steria's position as a leading IT solutions supplier for the public health sector.

Civitas is Steria's solution for managing population and healthcare resources data which is currently implemented in nine regions including the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla. This system is crucial for managing individual health cards as well as the planning and allocation of health resources for the population covered by the public health system.

The project assigned to Steria includes the implementation of Civitas in the Basque Autonomous Community, the migration of its current health card base and integration with various Information systems, including primary care and existing systems within the Basque Health Service (Osakidetza).

With the unique identification provided by the new system to more than 2,178,000 inhabitants of Euskadi, the Department of Health will be able to increase the quality of citizen services and can better manage their healthcare resources.

This will be possible because Civitas allows its users to plan and optimise the relationship between people and health services, and strategically manage all available resources accordingly, significantly improving the quality of care provided. Resources incorporates both human capacity (about 24,000 professionals including doctors, nurses and other groups) and locations available (131 primary care units and 320 care health centres and 12 acute care hospitals and 4 hospitals of medium and long stay). The system will be developed to ensure compliance by meeting the principles of the Data Protection Organic Law (LOPD) and legislation on health cards (a transposition of a European Directive), guaranteeing secure access to information and confidentiality.

In addition, Civitas, in its continuous evolution, adds new features in response to growing public health needs and service portfolio such as links to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or healthcare planning tools. This will ensure that Civitas users will continue to deliver the best service possible to the public.

For the development of this system, Steria, an active member of HL7 Spain(*), has drawn on its vast experience in the sector. This includes participating in the efforts to integrate different applications from different regions and from the Ministry of Health in health card projects, Database users of the Spanish National Healthcare Service (SNS), the Cohesion Fund, Waiting Lists and Registration of health professionals.

(*): Health Level Seven International (HL7) is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries.

About Steria: www.steria.com

Steria delivers IT enabled business services which help organisations in the public and private sectors operate more efficiently and profitably. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 20,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day.
Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2010 revenue of ¤1.7 billion. 20%(*) of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
(*): including the Employees Shares Trust in the UK

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