Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CGI Selected by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre for Health Enterprise Content Management

Fairfax, Virginia; Toronto, Ontario, February 23, 2010 - CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), today announced it signed a multi-year, $2.2 million contract with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario (Sunnybrook).  CGI will implement its Sovera®, enterprise content management and workflow automation solution while providing ongoing software maintenance and support services to the system’s users.

CGI’s Sovera complete digital records management system provides secure, instant access to patient information enterprise-wide which results in increased staff productivity, improved customer service, and enhanced patient care.  Built on two award-winning platforms, IBM Enterprise Content Management and Datacap Taskmaster for Capture and Forms Processing, Sovera automates medical records workflow processes including: medical coding, chart review, analysis and completion, and records release.

Sunnybrook comprises 3 campuses with 10,000 staff, physicians and volunteers who serve more than one million patients each year.  Over the last 60 years, Sunnybrook has evolved from its original role as a Veterans’ hospital into a centre of excellence in patient care, education and research.

“We chose CGI’s Sovera solution after a comprehensive market search and a review of CGI’s and Sovera’s integration capabilities,” said Sam Marafioti, CIO of Sunnybrook.  “We needed a solution that met our technical and business objectives to enhance clinical productivity and the effectiveness of our clinical staff, while continuing quality of care and ensuring patient safety.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to implement our content management solution in their medical records area” said Steve Bock, Director of the Healthcare Solutions Group at CGI.  “Sovera will help Sunnybrook meet their business goals and objectives of reducing costs, improving efficiencies, and creating a paperless environment while maintaining their outstanding standard for patient care.”

CGI provides a full suite of health IT solutions with an emphasis on electronic medical records (EMR), health information exchange (HIE), quality initiatives and operational efficiency improvements. Website:  www.cgi.com/healthcare.
About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is an information technology and business process services firm. 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 StatesCanada, 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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