June 29, 2011

PARAGON DECISION TECHNOLOGY and PLEXUS bring the benefits of optimization to the healthcare industry to improve efficiency and bottom line results.

Haarlem, 29 June 2011

PARAGON DECISION TECHNOLOGY, the supplier of Operational Research (OR) & Business Analytics technology, and PLEXUS, the specialist in organization consultancy in the health sector, have concluded a collaboration agreement with a view to jointly providing optimization services and applications in the healthcare sector.

Both companies are market leaders in their specialist field and each has more than 20 years’ extensive experience to its name. Paragon is a developer and supplier of AIMMS, an advanced modeling system that can be used to develop applications employed in decision-support and that are based on mathematical optimization, whilst Plexus specializes in providing organization consultancy in the healthcare sector. By providing innovative consultancy, research and practical supervision, Plexus is working towards an important social goal, specifically helping to achieve healthcare that is both of an excellent standard and efficient, and that will continue to be accessible to all.

‘As an organization, we believe in the benefits of mathematical applications in the healthcare sector, partly due to the fact that these applications can potentially yield bottom line benefits. Besides providing high-quality advice, AIMMS now also enables our clients to implement the advice themselves and gain a more detailed insight into the implications of the decisions to be made’, explained Erik-Jan Vlieger, Managing Partner of Plexus.

Plexus and Paragon have already developed a mathematical model for Operation Room (OR) scheduling. A more efficient operating room schedule can result in fewer beds being used, reduced fluctuation in staffing levels in the clinic and a reduction in the numbers of personnel being deployed.
Christophe Frère, VP Sales EMEA of Paragon, added: ‘Our strategy is to bring the benefits of Operational Research to the healthcare sector and our new healthcare partner Plexus fits in seamlessly within this strategy. When the margins are under pressure and new cut-backs are on the horizon, it is vital that the most effective possible decisions are made. AIMMS applications provide an insight into the complexity of the problem, offer optimum solutions and give rise to significant savings.

About Paragon

Paragon Decision Technology is an innovative technology company with offices in The Netherlands, Seattle (US) and Singapore. For over 20 years, Paragon has been developing and selling AIMMS, a unique mathematical optimization platform. AIMMS customers can create optimization engines and solutions that enable optimal decision making on complex strategic, tactical or operational problems. We are passionate about our mission of bringing the benefits of OR to society by providing the means that enable our customers to do this successfully. In addition to our platform AIMMS, our people and our partner and academic network are vital to our success. The depth and breadth of their knowledge regarding OR and optimization modeling enables our customers to capture their business problems in well-defined AIMMS models.

Media contact: Miriam Korstanje
E-mail: Miriam.Korstanje [] aimms.com
Tel: +31 23 55 11 512


Plexus is a company that specializes in healthcare. By offering innovative advice, research and practical guidance, we strive to accomplish our mission: to help to achieve excellence and efficiency in healthcare that is and will always be accessible to all. The interests of patients are our priority and form the cornerstone in all that we do. Our work is effective and this enables us to improve care. Plexus works for clients located in the Netherlands and elsewhere, serving care providers, insurers, government authorities, policymakers and the pharmaceutical sector. Our network is wide-ranging and we possess a wealth of experience. We truly understand healthcare and our combination of medical and business expertise is what makes us unique. Plexus has existed for 20 years and employs a team of 40 consultants. We are based at our magnificent premises at Vreedenoord in Breukelen.

Press contact: Erik-Jan Vlieger
Email: vlieger [] plexus.nl
Tel. +31 20 30 10 800


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