On Thursday (June 2), I joined other speakers at the IBM Healthcare Leadership Exchange, Transforming Healthcare, held at the Chicago IBM Transformation Center. My keynote presentation focused on “Healthcare in the US.”
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fires Software Engineering Division (FSED), has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$89.4 million contract to provide system and software engineering support services. The contract has a one-year base with one, one-year option period.
While only a bit more than half of Canadian primary care doctors have adopted EHRs so far, the benefits since adoption started growing in 2006 are estimated at close to $1.3 billion, from reduced administration and duplicate testing.
The 1,000 Genomes Project has produced an integrated haplotype map based on 1,092 individuals from across the globe, highlighting parts of the genome often associated with disease susceptibility, drug response and reaction to environmental factors. The open source databases are hoped to expand clinical innovation.
TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, begins tomorrow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the State of Vermont’s Office of Budget and Management selected, through a competitive evaluation process, CGI’s public sector performance budgeting solution to replace its aging budget system and integrate with the State’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Global Combat Support Systems—Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) Logistics Information Systems Office (LIS) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) a contract renewal worth US$20.16 million over a five year period to provide post-deployment software support for the Storage Retrieval Automated Tracking Integrated System (STRATIS).
It is striking how much people around the world have in common when it comes to healthcare delivery. They share, for example, a perception that their governments should be doing more to make healthcare accessible to the most vulnerable and that their governments do not engage them enough when it comes to setting priorities for healthcare spending.
CGI Group Inc., (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services announces the appointment of George Schindler, currently President, CGI Federal, to President U.S. Operations, effective Oct. 1, 2011 and Donna Ryan to President, CGI Federal, subject to the approval of the Defense Security Service (DSS). In addition, Donna Morea, current President of CGI’s U.S. and India operations is retiring after a successful 31-year career with the company.
QuadraMed(R) Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare technologies and services that improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care, today announced a five-year agreement with DeVry University to incorporate its Quantim(R) suite of Health Information Management (HIM) Coding, Compliance and Record Management solutions into the school's health sciences curriculum.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$8.9 million two-year contract to develop and implement the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s (CCIIO) Rate and Benefits Information System (RBIS).