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CGI Announces Continued Support for CONNECT; Ksheeraja Velangulam Quoted

Jeff Brody

On Monday, CGI announced the company will continue to support CONNECT, an open-source secure messaging platform connected to the eHealth Exchange. The U.S. government ended its own support on Sept. 15th.

The CONNECT open source solution, an e-gov initiative lead by the Federal Health Architecture (FHA) under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), will transition from FHA management to the private sector.

“The FHA launched CONNECT a decade ago as a way to connect to what was then called the Nationwide Health Information Network (now known as the eHealth Exchange) using an open source platform,” said CGI Federal Vice-President, Ksheeraja Velangulam. “CGI is proud of our role in this important step toward nationwide health IT interoperability and pleased that our support will continue.”

As the connected Health IT community expands, and the requirements to interoperate increase, CGI will provide integration and standards-based testing services for organizations in the federal government and the broader private and public health sector.

About CGI Federal 

CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions.

CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2018 reported revenue of $11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).

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