FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2013) - CGI (GIB)(TSX:GIB.A) today announced it will implement a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). The contract is valued at US$48.7 million over four years with two additional option years.
OMH is one of the nation's largest healthcare delivery organizations, with dozens of facilities across New York State. The Empire State VistA system will give OMH a stable, flexible platform to leverage technology to improve patient care and safety. The system will allow better data collection and improve clinical decision support. It will also increase efficiency by streamlining documentation, eliminating redundant documentation, improving information flow between OMH locations, and facilitating collaboration between health and human services programs at the state and local levels.
"This EMR platform will allow us the ability to better manage change and improve patient care while also lowering costs," said John Tauriello, Esq., Acting Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health. "We are pleased to be working with an experienced health system integrator like CGI to implement this important program for OMH."
The solution is based on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' award-winning Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) software which provides integrated inpatient and outpatient electronic health records and administrative tools to support high-quality medical care. Joining the CGI team in this effort are VistA experts DSS Inc., and healthcare IT leader NTT Data.
"By providing greater flexibility to adapt to federal, state and local changes, the new system will make it easier for OMH to pursue new care models, develop next-generation disease classification coding systems, and comply with performance measures and disease prevention guidelines," said Michael Keating, CGI Senior Vice-President and New York Account Executive. "CGI will leverage our proven track record with complex health systems, including VistA-based systems, to deliver a robust new solution to meet the current and future needs of OMH."
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 69,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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