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Orange Makes E-Health Moves, Acquires Enovacom

By Ken Briodagh
February 05, 2018

Orange Business Services, on behalf of Orange Healthcare, its health subsidiary, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Enovacom, a major player in e-health, according to a recent release. This acquisition project reportedly is a key element of Orange Healthcare’s strategy, which purports to be the main partner of the digital transformation of healthcare institutions and players in France and abroad.

Enovacom is a French software publisher, established in Marseille in 2002, whose business is dedicated to e-health. An expert in interoperability, Enovacom designed a software suite to facilitate the exchange, sharing and security of data between all players in the healthcare system. Its solutions are found in over 1,500 healthcare institutions in France and elsewhere. In particular, Enovacom software is used to manage and secure hospitals’ electronic exchanges with their various partners.

“Incorporating the skills of a healthcare publisher like Enovacom enables us to move up the value chain to offer more comprehensive e-heath solutions to our customers and in particular to hospitals,” said Thierry Bonhomme, Deputy CEO, Orange Group, in charge of Orange Business Services. “By acquiring such an innovative and effective player, we are strengthening our growth strategy in the healthcare market, especially under the Territorial Hospital Groups (Groupements Hospitaliers de Territoire) reform, which has made communication between hospitals and equipment interoperability a major issue.”

Beyond its infrastructure and certified healthcare data hosting solutions, Orange Healthcare said it wants to develop innovative solutions that will enable healthcare players to communicate with each other and stay in contact with patients throughout their treatment. The digitalization and streamlining of care is a major issue for the industry and it is for this reason that Orange Business Services chose to invest in Enovacom. Its neutral position enables it to interface with all players on the market.

“By joining forces with Orange Healthcare, Enovacom's customers will benefit from the Orange Group’s wide-ranging skills and capacity to innovate in cloud computing, communication infrastructure, security, connected objects and customer experience,” said Laurent Frigara and Renaud Luparia, Chief Executives, Enovacom. “We are overjoyed that through this deal, Enovacom will continue to grow with respect for and in the interest of its employees.”

At the end of negotiations and subject to the usual conditions, Enovacom will become a subsidiary of Orange Business Services and will be operationally attached to Orange Healthcare, under the management of Elie Lobel. Laurent Frigara and Renaud Luparia will continue to play an active role in the development of the company as Deputy Chief Executives of Enovacom. The closing of the operation is expected to be carried out in the coming weeks.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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