MADRID -- (Business Wire)
Health Authority (Consejería de Sanidad de la Comunidad de Madrid)
has awarded Accenture
(NYSE: ACN) a two-year contract to deliver consulting services focused
on existing healthcare IT systems for Madrid’s public healthcare network
that serves the city’s 6.5 million citizens.
Accenture will work with the Madrid Health Authority to enhance the
integration and functionality of Madrid’s healthcare technology systems
across 36 hospitals, 29 specialized treatment centers and more than 400
primary care facilities. The scope of the initiative includes
traditional project management and an advisory role in which Accenture
will support the technical and functional decisions of the technology
“This project builds on the existing work we have done with Accenture to
develop our IT infrastructure, and supports our goal of using the most
innovative and efficient technologies to provide our citizens with
effective, accessible and affordable healthcare,” said Zaida Sampedro
Préstamo of Madrid Health Authority.
Accenture has teamed with the Madrid Health Authority over the past
decade. In 2002, Accenture began working with the Healthcare Information
Systems Project Management Office to implement healthcare IT in Madrid.
Earlier this year, Accenture and the Madrid Health Authority announced
the implementation of a healthcare information exchange that will host
15 million medical records, according to an Accenture report.
“This contract reinforces our commitment to the Madrid Healthcare
Authority and underscores Accenture’s deep knowledge of the public
health industry,” said Baltasar Lobato who leads Accenture’s Healthcare
business in Spain. “Accenture will apply its broad industry skills and
insights from our global network to support the Authority’s mission to
offer strong citizen-oriented services to increase regional
Accenture was recently awarded the 2013 Medical Economics Award for the
“Best Contribution to Health Consultancy.” The award recognized
Accenture’s recent work in chronic disease management in Basque, Spain.
Learn more about Accenture’s
Insight Driven Health and Delivering
Public Service for the Future.
About Madrid Health Authority
The Madrid Health Authority is a government agency that is responsible
for delivering public healthcare services to the more than 6.5 million
Madrid citizens. The Madrid Health Authority employs more than 80,000
people and oversees a complex public healthcare system that is comprised
of 36 hospitals, 29 specialized treatment centers and more than 400
primary care facilities.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 259,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page
Jose-Luis Sanchez, + 34 91 596 6585
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