March 15, 2006 13:12 ET

CEGEDIM : Acquisition of RM Ingénierie in France

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 15, 2006 -- Cegedim Logiciels Médicaux, the French leading provider of doctors dedicated software, a subsidiary of CEGEDIM SA, announces the acquisition of RM Ingénierie, expert provider of software for doctors and the paramedical sector.

RM Ingénierie ( has more than 20 years experience dedicated to healthcare professionals and relies on a strong domestic notoriety. In 1984, it invented the first French clinical management system for physiotherapists. RM Ingénierie has then developed a complete range of software, mainly designed for nurses, speech therapists, orthoptists, midwives, chiropodists, podiatrists, ... Its domestic presence added to a strong regional network and specialized clients contact centre secure both client's proximity and quality of service.

The alliance between Cegedim Logiciels Médicaux and RM Ingénierie reinforces the range of software solutions provided by the Group CEGEDIM to healthcare professionals. It also secures the positioning of RM Ingénierie as now belonging to the French leader of healthcare systems, which is also a major European player. Thus 27,000 professionals of the paramedical sector are joining a client base of 40,000 users of doctors software and 14,000 users of pharmacists software equipped by the Group CEGEDIM in Europe. It is also a great opportunity for the Group to expand its medical know-how within the paramedical professionals, who were recently allowed to prescribe medical devices.

CEGEDIM stands now at the crossroad of an enlarged number of healthcare professionals which places the Group at the forefront of the "Dossier Médical Personnel" goals (DMP - a French National Healthcare Program for electronic patient record), as CEGEDIM is currently involved in the DMP pilot experimentation.

The acquired activities amount to a yearly EUR 6.5 million turnover and will contribute to the Group's revenue as of March 2006.


The Group CEGEDIM develops exclusive databases and software solutions. Its expertise falls into two divisions. The "Healthcare and strategic data" division comprises services specifically designed for pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and health insurance providers. The "Technologies and services" division covers a variety of sectors.

CEGEDIM notably develops a large range of software and services specifically designed for healthcare professionals: pharmacists, general practitioners, specialists, group practices, health centres, and connected networks... These products meet both professionals' needs and the most updated technical and regulatory requirements. Structured, communicating and scalable, they incorporate the main principles of the DMP in France and more generally the transmission of electronic patient records in several European countries.

Founded in 1969, present in over 60 countries, CEGEDIM generated a turnover of EUR 502 million in 2005, and employs 4,500 people. To learn more, please see our website:

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