TORONTO and MONTRÉAL, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - eHealth Ontario and CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) announced today that they have received a decision from the former Chief Justice of Ontario, the Honourable Warren Winkler, in an arbitration relating to eHealth Ontario's cancellation of the diabetes registry project in September 2012. Justice Winkler awarded CGI $26.9 Million Dollars to compensate for its work on a diabetes registry for the province from 2010 to 2012.
"Today's award was based on Mr. Winkler's assessment of what represented fair and reasonable compensation for CGI," said Ray Hession, chair of the board of directors at eHealth Ontario. "It also prevents potentially lengthy court proceedings."
Hession also added, "Our work with CGI has benefitted the creation of foundational technological elements of our electronic health system that have helped improve health care in the province."
"As a global technology company founded and headquartered in Canada, our history and reputation have been built on satisfying our clients, effectively serving all provincial governments and their citizens from coast-to-coast and around the world," added CGI president and CEO, Michael E. Roach. "I'm pleased that we have resolved this matter with the assistance of Mr. Winkler."
About eHealth Ontario
eHealth Ontario is a Crown agency that plays the leading role in harnessing technology and innovation to improve patient care, safety and access.
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/health.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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 a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.
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