CGI is Lead Integrator for Carespark Team Demonstrating Nationwide Health Information Exchange

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc., (NYSE:   GIB; TSX:
GIB.A) announced today that, as a member of the CareSpark team, it
successfully demonstrated the team's ability to securely exchange health data
over a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). The demonstration took
place as part of the Nationwide Health Information Network Trial
Implementation, for which CareSpark was one of nine community health
information exchanges to be awarded funding nearly one year ago.
    CGI provided information technology and interoperability design and
support for CareSpark's network in two demonstration scenarios conducted
before a group of national healthcare leaders in attendance at a meeting of
the American Health Information Community (AHIC), chaired by Michael Leavitt,
Secretary of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C.
    The CGI-CareSpark team collaborated in demonstrating two critical
scenarios. In the "Wounded Warrior" scenario, the capability of physicians
caring for a discharged veteran to request and view patient records available
from the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, as well as other
private hospitals and physician's practices over the Web showcased the
accessibility of patient information in a time of need.
    In the second scenario, CareSpark showed how the network can protect
patient data and deny access based on a patient's consent preference. CGI and
CareSpark contributed significantly to the collaborative development of these
standards-based services that underpin the NHIN interoperability.
    "These demonstrations show that with the right technology partners,
public and private organizations can overcome the challenges of securely
exchanging patient data and drive advancements in healthcare across the
nation", said Rich Martin, Vice-President, CGI. "We are proud to be a member
of the CareSpark team and honored to partner with them in advancing the
national healthcare agenda.
    "As the lead systems and data integrator on our team, CGI partnered with
us and other NHIN collaborative members to solve many implementation issues in
a short amount of time to meet the goals of this important national
initiative", said Liesa Jenkins, Executive Director of CareSpark. "We look
forward to continuing our partnership with CGI on this important national

    About CGI Federal

    CGI Federal (\usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating
subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions
for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government
experience and technology skills. 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
27,000 professionals in over 100 offices across 16 countries. 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 and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was
$12.03 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
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