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FAIRFAX, VA, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced today that the CONNECT Gateway has been tested and certified for use on the eHealth Exchange by The Sequoia Project. CONNECT is a dynamic open source platform that supports the secure exchange of health information for more than two thousand organizations in the U.S., including federal agencies, states, healthcare providers, insurers, and health IT vendors.
The Sequoia Project is a non-profit organization, chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. Since 2012, The Sequoia Project has managed the eHealth Exchange, which has grown to become one of the largest health information exchange networks in the country.
Since 2010, CGI has partnered with U.S. Federal Health Architecture (FHA) on CONNECT, providing:
- program management
- end-user support and training
- open source community management and support
The eHealth Exchange connects over 100 million patients through U.S. federal agencies like the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and non-federal organizations, including more than forty percent of hospitals in the U.S. The validation reflects years of successful collaboration between CGI, FHA and its federal partners to establish CONNECT as a robust and secure product.
"CONNECT is being widely used in the eHealth Exchange and is an open source, cost-effective solution for secure health information exchange," said CGI Vice President George Strader. "This certification is an important milestone and validates that CONNECT meets with the required specifications and facilitates interoperability, while reducing costs. We look forward to continuing to partner with FHA to support national health IT standards and interoperability across the federal health enterprise."
About CGI Federal
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 65,000 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 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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