Development of the open source gateway will enable the "meaningful use"
of health IT
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FAIRFAX, Virginia, May 24, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federal Health
Architecture (FHA), under management of the Office of the National
Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the US
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded CGI Federal
Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc.
(NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a one base year contract worth US$5.7
million. The contract includes four one-year options that can be
executed to support FHA's CONNECT Nationwide Health Information
Exchange (NHIE) Gateway Solution.
CONNECT is the most widely adopted open source gateway used by public
and private entities to exchange health information in a secure,
interoperable manner. CGI will partner with FHA and strategic partners,
such as Red Hat, to build and develop CONNECT into a robust open source
solution that supports secure, standards-based health information
exchange and "meaningful use" of health information technology.
"CGI is proud to expand our partnership with FHA to support their vision
of furthering the exchange of health information to improve healthcare
quality for the nation," said Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice-President,
CGI. "Our open source vision, comprehensive product roadmap, and
partnerships for CONNECT will help ease its adoption by federal
agencies, public and private health information exchanges, and other
healthcare organizations wishing to participate in health information
CGI's work for FHA supports the Health Information Technology for
Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2009 which sets forth a
plan for advancing the appropriate use of health information technology
to improve quality of care and establish a foundation for health care
reform. CGI's solution is also designed to support federal agency
health information exchange initiatives, including those by the
Department of Defense, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, and
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
About CGI Health IT Solutions
CGI delivers health IT services to clients across the healthcare
spectrum—federal, state/provincial and commercial clients. CGI's
services and solutions impact 1,000+ healthcare organizations, one
million providers and suppliers, 200,000+ hospital users, 45+ million
beneficiaries, and 6,000 health insurers. As a trusted health IT
services partner, CGI works with clients to deliver mission-critical
healthcare solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality
of care, and promote public health. Website: www.cgi.com/healthcare.
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, and intelligence missions. 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 31,000 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients
worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States,
Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2011, CGI's annualized
revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was
approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A)
and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.
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