Fairfax, Virginia, September 28, 2017

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Federal Health Architecture (FHA) initiative – has been named a 2017 FedHealthIT Innovation Award recipient for its CONNECT Empowering Opioid Exchange pilot program designed by CGI as a member of Team AMDEX. The program was developed to help identify possible use and misuse of prescription drugs by linking federally managed patient records with state prescription data records.

The conjoining of the existing FHA CONNECT open source software – which supports the secure exchange of health information for more than 2,000 organizations across the U.S. – to an existing state-to-state prescription drug services system helps support national health IT standards and interoperability across the entire federal health enterprise. To expand CONNECT’s current capabilities, the team surveyed the existing exchange environment between states, established connectivity and enabled transactions to query patient prescription drug data from the existing state-to-state exchange Prescription Monitoring Program (called InterConnect). CGI designed and developed the plugin for accessing the InterConnect system.

“The functionality this tool provides can be leveraged by a variety of federal agencies, providing a cost effective, open source solution that benefits U.S. taxpayers,” said George Strader, Senior Vice President of CGI’s Health and Compliance Programs. “Federal agencies are now able to pull in prescription test data from a national prescription exchange using federally trusted open-source software. We look forward to continuing to partner with team AMDEX and FHA to support national health IT standards and interoperability across the federal health enterprise.”

FHA is an e-government initiative managed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) within HHS. Among its many accomplishments, FHA and its 20+ federal partners are responsible for developing CONNECT. CGI has partnered with FHA on CONNECT since 2010, providing exchange compatibility (including attaining product validation for the eHealth exchange), development (including releases 3.3, 4.0-4.7, and, as part of team AMDEX, the recent 5.0 and upcoming 5.1 releases), program management, end-user support and training and open source community management and support.

About CGI Federal Inc.

CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

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Lorne Gorber
Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations
+1 514-841-3355


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