CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) has been selected to provide an integrated electronic health record (iEHR) service for the UK Defence Medical Services (DMS), enabling DMS to promote, protect and restore the health of service personnel to ensure that they are medically fit, 24/7, throughout the world. The contract, called INTERMOLAR, is for three years, with options to extend.
The INTERMOLAR contract was won in competition and enhances the current Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP) service provided by CGI, ensuring continued delivery while the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) determines its long-term medical IT requirements.
CGI will build on the current DMICP service and provide an iEHR system for approximately 400 sites worldwide, with over 2,500 concurrent users logged in at any time. The system will hold some 600,000 patient records, of which approximately 250,000 are ”live,” and support up to 20,000 consultations per day.
The system is based on the EMIS Health application, EMIS PCS, a proven, industry-leading solution. Clinicians with appropriate access rights will be able to access and view patient records 24 hours a day wherever a patient seeks treatment. This unique capability ensures that the DMS can continue to determine and deliver the most effective treatment for UK Armed Forces personnel and dependents.
CGI will deliver secure hosting from its ISO/IES 27001 certified facilities in the UK, and the service will be managed through CGI’s award-winning five-star service desk in Wales.
Air Marshal Paul Evans, Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence, commented: “We are delighted to continue our close relationship with CGI to ensure INTERMOLAR delivers the reliable service that we currently receive from DMICP. We are confident INTERMOLAR will play a key part in our continuous drive for efficient and patient-focused processes and services.”
“We are proud of the excellent reputation that DMICP has within the MOD, and we look forward to a swift, low risk and successful transition to INTERMOLAR,” said Steve Smart, Senior Vice-President, Space, Defence, National and Cyber Security, CGI. “We have a strong, experienced team who will deliver an effective iEHR service for Defence Medical Services and we look forward to working closely with them to deliver this important programme.”
CGI has longstanding expertise in providing secure electronic medical record services to public and private health organisations to improve clinical efficiency and effectiveness for millions of patients worldwide.
CGI also has a 40 year heritage of providing the MOD with technical support, secure systems integration, and managed services for business, logistics and management information systems—from the back office to frontline operations. In September, the MOD selected the ATLAS consortium to provide a secure “New Style of IT” to improve productivity and the user experience. CGI has been a founding member of ATLAS since 2005 and provides applications management services for the Defence Information Infrastructure, as well as security assurance services.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centres 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 and 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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