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Techniker Krankenkasse continues to place its trust in the Verax list to guard against chip card misuse

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots.CorporateNews transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- technology/Health insurances Koblenz (euro adhoc) - PRESS RELEASE Techniker Krankenkasse continues to place its trust in the Verax list to guard against chip card misuse Coblenz - 02nd October 2007: CompuGROUP Holding AG, a leading European E- health supplier announces another success of one of its innovative products in the business field for the cost bearers of the healthcare system: the Techniker Krankenkasse has its contract concerning the use of the Verax list, a software solution for combating the occurrence of fraud in connection with patient insurance cards, through to 31st December 2008. Care services and support to the Techniker Krankenkasse are provided by the CompuGROUP subsidiary GTI AG. The Verax list is software for contract data and supplementary payment management, jointly developed by CompuGROUP and HABA Computer AG (Hamburg). Verax is divided into a positive and a negative list. The negative list identifies cards belonging to patients who change insurance company, lost, stolen or misplaced cards as well as cards that have been replaced by a new one. The positive list checks whether a particular patient really is exempt from the requirement to pay supplemental charges. In collaboration with its cooperation partners, CompuGROUP achieves coverage of over 100,000 doctors' surgeries in Germany with Verax. The Verax list is also used in dental surgeries and hospitals. The fraudulent use of patients' health insurance cards has long become a significant economic factor within the German healthcare system: illegal use of invalid cards as well as fraud relating to supplementary payments deprives the system of around one billion euros per year. The Techniker Krankenkasse was the first large German health insurance company to recognise the benefit of innovative E-health technology in combating fraud, and has been using the Verax list since 2004, a step that results in annual savings of over 40 million euros. "This contract extension with the Techniker Krankenkasse demonstrates once again that our development of Verax has produced an innovative and dependable technology that has gained a high degree of trust within the cost bearer domain due to its successful use. E-health technologies are the key to huge savings and efficiency increases within the German healthcare system - for which the Verax list provides daily, in-practice proof," highlights Jan Broer, executive board member for networking at CompuGROUP Holding AG. "We decided in favour of the Verax list because the application paid for itself within just a short period of time. The money that we paid out for the software and the introduction of the Verax list has long since been recouped through the avoidance of fraud," emphasises Dr. Frank Verheyen, responsible for the Veray list and pharmacy invoicing at the Techniker Krankenkasse. About CompuGROUP Holding AG CompuGROUP is one of the leading E-health companies in Europe. Its software products, designed to support all medical and organisational activities in doctors' surgeries and hospitals, its information services for all involved parties within the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare. The services of CompuGROUP are centred on its unique customer base of around 275,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, associations and networks as well as other service providers. CompuGROUP operates in 9 European countries and currently employs around 1,500 people. For further enquiries (including image material) please contact: CompuGROUP Holding AG Peter Michels Marketing und Communication Tel: +49 (261) 80 00 1284 Fax: +49 (261) 80 00 1687 end of announcement euro adhoc 02.10.2007 12:33:32 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: CompuGROUP Holding AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Peter Michels Marketing & Kommunikation Tel: +49 (0)261 8000-1284 E-Mail: Branche: Software ISIN: DE0005437305 WKN: 543730 Börsen: Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard Börse Berlin / free trade Börse Hamburg / free trade Börse Stuttgart / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Börse München / free trade

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