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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Partners With CGI to Deliver an Electronic Health Record

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:46am
The Associated Press

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CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of

information technology and business process services, and

Toronto-based Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Sunnybrook) today

announced the launch of CGI's Sovera Health Information Management

(HIM) System (Sovera), an enterprise clinical content manaement

solution that strengthens Sunnybrook's position as a leader in the

provisioning of groundbreaking healthcare in Canada.

"CGI has been a trusted advisor and partner on our journey to

delivering patient health records electronically and eliminating paper

files," said Sam Marafioti, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy &

Development CIO, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. "Through the use

of Sovera, our clinical productivity has been enhanced, while

continuing to deliver quality care to our patients and ensuring

patient safety. We now have a flexible framework that can be leveraged

in the future to share information and automate other functions within

our health system."

"Sunnybrook is well-known for its innovation and its strategic vision

to invent the future of patient care," said Hitesh Seth, Sector

Vice-President, CGI. "Leveraging industry-leading technology, Sovera

supports Sunnybrook's vision, allowing its physicians and medical

professionals to focus on patient care, while reducing costs,

improving efficiencies, and creating a paperless environment for the

hospital."

Sunnybrook's vision for building the future of healthcare has moved

the health system to an electronic patient record (EPR) that allows

the health records for the over 2.5 million patients registered at

Sunnybrook to be securely accessed by medical staff and health data

records analysts at anytime through a web-based browser. Sunnybrook

partnered with CGI to deliver this critical phase in its vision to

ensure that all patient clinical information, hospital stay and clinic

visit information, as well as test results are also available through

Sunnybrook's EPR.

CGI's Sovera solution is used to scan paper-based patient charts,

integrate the information with patient clinical information in other

systems and automate the workflow to ensure the chart is complete and

available online to Sunnybrook clinicians and administrative staff.

Patients may also request a copy of their medical record in electronic

format using Sovera's Release of Information (ROI) solution through

Sunnybrook's Health Data Records department.

Sovera, CGI's market leading enterprise clinical and content

management system used by 200,000+ licensed health professionals in

more than 250 hospitals across North America, is a complete digital

records management system that automates health information workflow

processes including: medical coding, chart review, analysis and

completion, and records release. Sovera provides secure, instant

online access to patient information that increases the productivity

of medical professionals and enhances patient care.

Integrated by CGI into Sunnybrooks' existing health information

system, Sovera will manage Sunnybrook's millions of patient records

and images of scanned paper charts, so that past and present clinical

and diagnostic information can be accessed, reviewed and signed off

upon by the physician and the health data records community. Health

data record analysts can now evaluate charts and effectively

communicate online to physicians regarding their chart deficiencies.

Physicians will no longer have to wait for paper based documents to be

delivered to review and sign charts; they will be able to view the

scanned images from wherever they are providing critical care to

patients when it matters the most.

Built on a proven flexible and extensible enterprise content

management platform, CGI's Sovera enables unstructured content

(scanned paper documents, email, photographs, etc) to be tightly

integrated with structured information in the systems of record to

present information when and where needed to automate processes

throughout the enterprise - such as Health Records, Accounts Payable,

Contracts, Employee Health Services, Human Resources, Patient

Admission and Medical Affairs.

CGI provides a full suite of health IT solutions that reduce operating

costs, advance the quality of care, and promote health with an

emphasis on enterprise content management (ECM), health information

exchange (HIE), chronic disease management, diagnostic imaging, SAP

for health, quality and operational efficiency improvements. As a

trusted health IT services partner, governments, provincial

ministries, hospitals, health systems, HIE organizations and health

insurers rely on CGI's health solutions and services to achieve

success. Website:

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About CGI

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 centres of excellence

in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December

31, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately $4.1 billion and

its order backlog was approximately $13.6 billion. CGI shares are

listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both

the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website:

www.cgi.com(http://ctt.marketwire.com/?docid0765845001&id1263235&type0&urlhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.cgi.com%2f).

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