CALGARY, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Calgary Health Region has awarded a
five year contract to CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), valued at
approximately $9 million.
This agreement assigns CGI as the primary IT services provider to design,
build, implement and operate the Alberta's Provincial Health Information
Exchange (pHIE), an initiative sponsored and co-ordinated by Alberta Health
and Wellness and led by the Calgary Health Region. As a foundational component
for the interconnection of systems and sharing of information, envisioned over
the next several years this "one person, one record" heath information project
will create a well-managed, safe and secure point for data exchange between
the Regional, Physician, Alberta Cancer Board and Provincial systems that
comprise Alberta's Electronic Health Record.
"Healthcare providers will be given complete, real-time picture of their
patient through access to clinical data that is securely transferred between
various systems. Patient care and safety will benefit by having health
information in the hands of all of the care providers the patient encounter.
Privacy and security standards will be higher than anywhere else in the
world", says Bill Trafford, Vice-President Advanced Technology, Calgary Health
Region. "We are working closely with CGI to build and operate a system that
incorporates leading technologies to give us one of the world's most advanced
health information exchanges."
"The demonstrated expertise that CGI has in healthcare transformation
enables us to help the Calgary Health Region deliver landmark services to
citizens", says Bill Clark, CGI Senior Vice-President in Western Canada. "In
turn, Calgary's leading-edge models will be leveraged to the benefit of other
jurisdictions across Canada."
CGI Healthcare provides expertise that accelerates transformation to
electronic health records, facilitates secure health information exchange,
automates administration for hospital providers, aligns IT environments with
business requirements and manages these environments and the applications that
sit within them. The company has served healthcare clients throughout Canada
and the United States, including more than 200 hospitals, 30 healthcare
systems and more than 140,000 users as well as managed care organizations,
private insurance companies and governments in North America including almost
half of all government health departments in Canada.
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 25,000 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 $3.8 billion (US$3.3 billion) and at March 31st, 2007,
CGI's order backlog was $12.3 billion (US$10.8 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.
For further information:
For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, CGI, (514) 841-3355,
email@example.com; Media: Philippe Beauregard, Director, Public Affairs,
CGI, (514) 841-3218, firstname.lastname@example.org; Shannon M. Davies,
Communications Advisor, e_record & Advanced Technology, Calgary Health Region,
(403) 943-0597, email@example.com