CGI leads IT integration of HHS Nationwide Health Information Network for CareSpark team



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc., (NYSE:   GIB;
TSX: GIB.A) announced today that, as a part of the CareSpark team, it has been
selected as the lead systems integrator to link CareSpark's regional health
information network into the Health and Human Services (HHS) Nationwide Health
Information Network (NHIN).
    The NHIN is the foundation for nationwide health information exchange
between consumers, providers, payers, and health product suppliers. It is part
of a national initiative to improve health quality through the innovative use
of secure information technology and achieve the President's goal for the
majority of American's to have secure personal electronic health records by
2014.
    CGI will leverage its broad range of federal and commercial Health IT
offerings in support of the CareSpark Team implementation of the NHIN
infrastructure. "For over two decades, CGI has been applying advanced
technologies in security, interoperability, and managed services to improve
processes in healthcare," said Rich Martin, Vice-President, Public Sector
Health, CGI. "This award continues our relationship with CareSpark as both a
technology partner and regional employer through our software development
center in Russell County, Virginia and gives us the opportunity to continue to
advance the national healthcare agenda."
    CGI will be the lead IT integrator in developing and implementing the
technical and logistical requirements of the CareSpark NHIN infrastructure.
"As a leading healthcare systems integrator experienced in working with
complex, large-scale multi-stakeholder health projects, CGI has deep
experience in the healthcare industry, supporting end-to-end healthcare
solutions for governments, providers, payers and health information exchange
consortia," said Liesa Jenkins, Executive Director of CareSpark. "CGI has been
a great partner in our regional effort, and we are proud to have them as a
member of our team for this national project."

    About CGI

    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 25,500 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 annual revenue
run rate stands at CDN$3.7 billion and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's order backlog
was CDN$12.4 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.

    About CareSpark

    CareSpark is a non-profit organization serving a 17-county region of
southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee, and is designed to improve health
through the collaborative use of health information. Since its inception in
2005, CareSpark has partnered with local healthcare providers, purchasers,
technology companies and policy-makers at federal and state levels to develop
a sustainable system that supports patient care delivery, public health
research and population health improvement. CareSpark participated in the
first phase of work to develop a prototype Nationwide Health Information
Network, demonstrating secure health information in January 2007 through a
consortium led by Accenture. CareSpark has also been recognized by the
Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence with the 2006 "Commitment to
Quality" Award.




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For further information: Media Contact: Peter Cutler, Director,
Communications, (703) 633-8973, peter.cutler@cgifederal.com


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