ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL CHOOSES CGI TO BUILD A COMPREHENSIVE ELECTRONIC HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO FACILITATE INNOVATION
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto,
Ontario today announce an agreement that will see CGI implement an information
management system to ease the transition from existing, paper-based health
records to a digital records system.
St. Michael’s Hospital, a major center for innovation in patient care, teaching and research will integrate its various electronic and paper-based information systems into a single source solution in order to provide health-care professionals with point of care access to critical patient health information. To accomplish this, CGI will implement Sovera’s Health Information Management and Content Connector frameworks.
“In 2003 the Hospital began a multi-year project to develop a comprehensive electronic patient record. With two of three phases complete, we needed a solution to seamlessly connect our historical paper based records with our future need for a fully integrated health information system,” says CIO of St. Michael’s Hospital, Anne Trafford.
CGI has eliminated the need for historical paper records by implementing Siemens Sovera Adaptor. This will integrate Siemens Canada’s application to create a seamless experience for St. Michael’s health records staff, clinicians and physicians as they retrieve content from both the Siemens Soarian information solution and the CGI Sovera content management repository.
“CGI will use the open architecture document image processing system of FileNet’s (an IBM company) document management/enterprise content management platform,” says CGI’s director of consulting services for the project, John George. “This will ensure that the system is scalable to accommodate additional departments across the enterprise - for example, accounts payable and human resources - while maintaining consistent system performance.”
CGI Healthcare provides expertise that accelerates transformation to electronic health records, facilitates secure health information exchange, automates administration for hospital providers, aligns IT environments with business requirements and manages these environments and the applications that sit within them. The company has served healthcare clients throughout Canada and the United States, including more than 200 hospitals, 30 healthcare systems and more than 140,000 users as well as managed care organizations, private insurance companies and governments in North America including almost half of all government health departments in Canada.
About St. Michael’s Hospital
St. Michael’s Hospital is a world-renowned academic health science center. Every year, 4,800 staff and 600 physicians teach 1,800 students, perform 25,000 day surgeries, treat 600,000 patients in clinics, see 54,000 patients in the emergency room and provide round-the-clock care to 24,000 inpatients. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital leads the way in clinical care, education and research in heart disease, trauma and critical care, neurosurgery, arthritis and osteoporosis, keyhole surgery, diabetes, cancer care and care of the homeless and vulnerable populations in the inner city. It is the designated adult trauma center for downtown Toronto and a major referral center for the province of Ontario.
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 employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide fro companies m offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $3.8 billion (US$3.3 billion) and at March 31st, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.3 billion (US$10.8 billion). CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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Healthcare Solutions Group
St. Michael’s Hospital