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TORONTO, ON, and FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced it signed a multi-year, $2.2 million contract with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Sunnybrook). CGI will implement its Sovera(R), enterprise content management and workflow automation solution while providing ongoing software maintenance and support services to the system's users.
CGI's Sovera software, used by 40+ health care systems in more than 240 acute care hospitals in the US and Canada, will first be implemented in Sunnybrook's health information management (medical records) area. CGI's Sovera complete digital records management system provides secure, instant access to patient information enterprise-wide, which results in increased staff productivity, improved customer service, and enhanced patient care. Built on two award-winning platforms, IBM Enterprise Content Management and Datacap Taskmaster for Capture and Forms Processing, Sovera automates medical records workflow processes including: medical coding, chart review, analysis and completion, and records release.
As one of Canada's largest and most dynamic health systems, Sunnybrook comprises 3 campuses with 10,000 staff, physicians and volunteers who serve more than one million patients each year. Over the last 60 years, Sunnybrook has evolved from its original role as a Veterans' hospital into a centre of excellence in patient care, education and research.
"We chose CGI's Sovera solution after a comprehensive market search and a review of CGI's and Sovera's integration capabilities," said Sam Marafioti, CIO of Sunnybrook. "We needed a solution that met our technical and business objectives to enhance clinical productivity and the effectiveness of our clinical staff, while continuing quality of care and ensuring patient safety."
"We are very pleased to partner with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to implement our content management solution in their medical records area" said Steve Bock, Director of the Healthcare Solutions practice at CGI. "As an industry-leading platform, Sovera will help Sunnybrook meet their business goals and objectives of reducing costs, improving efficiencies, and creating a paperless environment while maintaining their outstanding standard for patient care."
CGI IN HEALTH CARE
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 at December 31, 2009, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 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.
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All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. These statements and this information represent CGI's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors include but are not restricted to: the timing and size of new contracts; acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly evolving IT industry; general economic and business conditions; foreign exchange and other risks identified in the press release, in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "foresee," "plan," and similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You will find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from our current expectations in the Risks and Uncertainties section.
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