CGI team recognized for innovative, user-friendly application
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FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Health 2.0 has selected CGI Federal
Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc.
(NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), as the 2010 winner of its Challenge for Consumer Apps to Visualize Heath Care Quality Measures. The challenge, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, was designed to spur innovation in creating easy-to-use
applications to help Americans make decisions about their healthcare.
Selected from a broad set of industry submissions, CGI created a web-
and mobile-based hospital "compare" application (app) as part of an
overall Healthcare Quality system. The hospital compare app allows
consumers to personalize their searches of the government's data and
then evaluate hospitals based on the quality measures important to
them. Consumers can filter search results by ratings or directly
compare several facilities. The mobile app also includes a feature
showing emergency room wait times, contact information, and driving
"The need for innovation in health IT has never been greater - for
patients, physicians, hospitals, and insurers - to help all Americans
make better, more informed choices," said Cheryl Campbell, Senior
Vice-President, CGI. Innovation must occur faster and with more
agility—something for which technology companies—like CGI—are famous.
We are proud that our work on this challenge has been recognized by
Health 2.0, an organization founded on the idea that patients can use
new tools to guide their own care."
"Our team focused on bringing data "to life" through easy-to-read,
useful results for today's healthcare consumer," said Rich Martin,
Vice-President, CGI. "The app utilizes readily available data - which
are critical for showcasing the power of IT for improving the health
care experience for every American."
The CGI team will donate the $2,500 cash prize to the American Heart
Association (AHA). CGI is in its second year as an AHA Healing Heart
Society Champion, which includes a special campaign to recognize
military "heart hero" physicians for their service.
CGI will present its solution at the Health 2.0 Conference from March
21-22, 2011 in San Diego, Calif.
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 and civilian 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 December 31, 2010, CGI's annualized revenue was
approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was C$13.1 billion.
CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are
included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good
Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.
About Health 2.0: The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge
technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and
lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to
providers online. The next Health 2.0 conference is on October 7-8 in
San Francisco, the culmination of Health Innovation Week. For more
information, see www.health2con.com.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
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