NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND CGI CREATE STATEWIDE AUTOMATED CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), within the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB, TSE:GIB.A) today announced the implementation of a state wide Windows-based, multi-tiered case management system. This automated system, which helps individuals with disabilities find employment, will streamline case workers processes in providing a structure for the management of some 20,000 new cases per year, adding to its active caseload of 100,000. The system is accessed by counselors and case workers in the field over the Internet, and, in their offices, via the State Education Department intranet and local area network.
This new system captures the consumer contact, detailed services used, tracks the progress of the case and finally, closes the case. This automation will ensure consistency in data capture, increase efficiency, and consistently enforce policies and procedures due to its automation. This system provides significant flexibility in configuration and case process flow to support unique case management requirements as well as different hardware and network features. It is accessible through a client/server configuration and remotely through a browser-based intranet/Internet configuration. Case management features include: determination of consumer eligibility, workflow management, planning and authorization of services, integrated forms and letters processing, and case tracking and management.
"We are very pleased about our new and improved system. Our paper-dependent system is now being replaced and this will enable us to help more consumers receive the services necessary to find employment. After all, that is our mission. In having an automated case management environment, we are able to process cases more consistently, effectively, and with greater retention and reuse of case data," said Lawrence Gloeckler, deputy commissioner of VESID.
Satish Sanan, president USA and Asia Pacific for CGI: "We are very happy to be collaborating with VESID on this most worthy project and pleased that our team of developers could provide innovative ways of defining the business architecture, the backbone of VESID's operations."
The Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) within the New York State Education Department (NYSED) is charged with meeting the vocational rehabilitation and special education needs of people with disabilities. VESID oversees special education services for students, ages 3-21, in public and private schools and the vocational rehabilitation services for individuals, beginning at age 16 through adulthood. VESID offers access to a full range of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through their lives.
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fourth largest independent information technology services firm in North America, based on its headcount of more than 13,000 professionals. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate totals US$1.3 billion (CDN$2.0 billion). CGI's order backlog currently totals US$5.7 billion (CDN$8.8 billion). CGI provides end-to-end IT services and business solutions to more than 3,000 clients in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, India, Japan, and Australia from more than 60 offices in more than 20 countries. CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSE (GIB.A). They are included in the TSE 300 Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSE Canadian Information Technology and Canadian MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.ca.
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