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FAIRFAX, VA, March 31 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that it signed a seven-year agreement with Tufts Health Plan (THP) to provide application development, modernization and support services to meet the changing requirements of the healthcare market. Tufts Health Plan selected CGI to help improve processes, lower their IT cost structure, and to leverage CGI resources that have difficult-to-find and specific technical skills.
"The need to control IT costs and enhance IT operations led Tufts Health Plan to CGI," said Tricia Trebino, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Information Officer, Tufts Health Plan. "We selected CGI to help us transition to a more predictable cost model while improving our applications infrastructure to keep pace with the rapidly evolving healthcare industry."
"Efficient service delivery and rapid response to our evolving regulatory and market needs is critical to delivering high quality health care at an affordable cost today," said Bob Hannum, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "CGI's proven IT outsourcing experience coupled with our technology and healthcare knowledge allows us to deliver high-value IT support at a consistent, predictable cost. We welcome Tufts Health Plan to our growing list of global health care leaders as a new CGI client."
About Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan is a non-profit health plan nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage: its HMO and POS are ranked third in the nation, and its Medicare Advantage program is ranked fourth in the nation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. For more information, contact www.tufts-health.com.
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 the United States, Canada, 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 NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) 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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