CGI launches Stage One Meaningful Use functionality for Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs in the states
Continues leadership in state health market
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that it has successfully launched Stage One Meaningful Use functionality for its Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program clients in Texas and Ohio.
Available to all Texas and Ohio eligible hospitals, the functionality allows qualified providers to attest to using EHRs to improve the quality of health care. In order to qualify for incentive payments in the second and subsequent years of the federal program, providers will use this functionality to provide specific evidence of meeting a minimum number of meaningful use objectives as well as to submit clinical quality measures. The new functionality seamlessly integrates into CGI’s Medicaid Incentive360® platform with an intuitive and user friendly interface for providers.
“Texas and Ohio have taken the first steps toward collecting meaningful and usable data to inform how they deliver health care in their states,” said Holli Ploog, Vice-President, CGI. “Our clients were among the first to launch their Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs and CGI is thrilled to continue to partner with them to launch functionality that is a major step towards capturing valuable data for increasing patient safety, improving quality of care and reducing cost.”
About CGI’s Medicaid Incentive360
CGI’s Medicaid Incentive360 solution enables timely EHR incentive payment program compliance by providing the people, processes and technology needed for Medicaid agencies to administer and oversee their programs. In addition, the solution provides accountability, transparency and control through service level agreements and reporting.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2011, CGI's revenue was $4.3 billion and its order backlog was $13.5 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSEXGood Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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