, April 2, 2013

Ordina chosen as preferred IT services provider for Centrum Indicatiestelling Zorg

The Dutch healthcare assessment body Centrum Indicatiestelling Zorg (CIZ) has selected Ordina as one of its preferred suppliers for IT services, following a European tender procedure. The framework agreement is valid for at least three years and for a maximum of four years. The framework agreement gives CIZ access to Ordina’s specialists in the field of Business Intelligence, IT architecture and security on an outplacement or project basis. The contract is a yet another boost to Ordina’s growing position in the public sector and healthcare market. 

The CIZ assesses whether people are entitled to care under the AWBZ act on extraordinary healthcare costs. The CIZ also assesses how much care someone needs and how long they will be entitled to that care. The services the CIZ provides are changing. In the future, the CIZ’s services will focus increasingly on the AWBZ assessment activities. The CIZ also faces the challenge of improving its services in the face of budget cuts and contributing to the smooth transition of AWBZ-related care to local authorities and healthcare insurers.

“The CIZ was looking specifically for IT partners able to provide proactive input on the challenges the organisation is facing and the role IT plays in finding solutions,” says Barend de Zoete, director of Professional Services & Projects at Ordina. “I am convinced that we can use our know-how of Business Intelligence, IT architecture and security to help the CIZ further improve its processes and services. So that citizens can benefit from an even faster, better and safer process aimed at providing AWBZ care.