WISHARD HEALTH SERVICES TO CREATE ADVANCED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD PLATFORM FOR INDIANAPOLIS’ MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS
Wishard Health Services based in Indianapolis, Indiana and CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) today announced an agreement that will see CGI implement an enterprise content management (ECM) solution to complement Wishard's various patient and administrative information databases. <br><br>
"As we move toward the goal of interoperable health records, the implementation of CGI's ECM solution is an important step for us to take," says David Shaw, Vice-President for information systems, Wishard Health Services. Wishard Health Services based in Indianapolis, Indiana and CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) today announced an agreement that will see CGI implement an enterprise content management (ECM) solution to complement Wishard's various patient and administrative information databases.
"As we move toward the goal of interoperable health records, the implementation of CGI's ECM solution is an important step for us to take," says David Shaw, Vice-President for information systems, Wishard Health Services. "To ensure that patient care is never compromised, CGI will migrate our existing data quickly, transparently and seamlessly into the new environment with little interruption to the services we provide and with no visible disruption for our patients."
CGI's solution, which is based on Hyland Onbase ECM software, will give Wishard a single view of all patient and administrative information by moving data from the various disparate sources to a new integrated system. This comprehensive record system will consolidate patient health and administrative records, employee and accounts payable information.
"This is a fantastic opportunity to give a multi-facility care provider with such an honorable purpose the means by which to ensure its most vulnerable patients' records are visible and complete," says John George, Director, Healthcare services, CGI. "This will reduce the chance that they might drop through the cracks in the healthcare system."
Wishard's mission focuses on providing the highest available care to the most vulnerable citizens of Indianapolis.
The healthcare solutions group at CGI 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. Since 1992, the company has served healthcare clients throughout the U.S. and Canada, including more than 200 hospitals, 35 healthcare systems and more than 140,000 users as well as managed care organizations, private insurance companies and government payers.
About Wishard Health Services
For nearly 150 years, Wishard Health Services has provided high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the citizens of Marion County. Wishard is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Nationally recognized programs include Midtown Community Mental Health Center, IU National Center of Excellence in Women's
Health, a level I trauma center, senior care program, comprehensive stroke program and regional burn center. Wishard Health Services is the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County and is managed by the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services.
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 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31st, 2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$10.9 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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