CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced it has signed a six-year, $46.2 million contract with eHealth Ontario, an agency of the Government of Ontario. CGI will design, build, implement and manage a province-wide chronic disease management system and portal which will be used initially to better manage diabetes care, a top clinical priority for eHealth Ontario.
As the first system of its kind in Canada, the CGI solution will result in faster diagnoses, more effective treatment and improved management for Ontarians living with diabetes. Providing alerts to physicians will help them better care for their patients.
"Through a rigorous procurement process, it became clear that CGI has the capabilities and industry expertise we need," said Greg Reed, CEO of eHealth Ontario. "This project will provide a secure, shared registry, accessible by authorized clinicians, to manage diabetes more effectively. It is an essential component for Ontario’s electronic health records. It will save lives, limbs and vision, and it will help make Ontario’s health care system more sustainable."
“We are very pleased to partner with eHealth Ontario to implement an innovative chronic disease management and portal solution to improve the health of so many people living with diabetes,” said Hitesh Seth, Vice-President, Consulting Services at CGI.
“As a leading provider of eHealth solutions in Canada, we’re focused on working in partnership with governments to harness the power of technology to improve quality of life and support a sustainable healthcare system,” said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI.
CGI provides a full suite of health IT solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality of care, and promote health with an emphasis on electronic medical records (EMR), health information exchange (HIE), quality initiatives and operational efficiency improvements. As a trusted health IT services partner, governments, provincial ministries, hospitals, health systems, HIE organizations and health insurers rely on CGI’s healthcare solutions and services to achieve success. Website: www.cgi.com/healthcare.
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 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As of June 30, 2010, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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