Electronic health records
St. Michael’s to integrate paper
records with EHR
TORONTO – St. Michael’s Hospital
has announced an agreement that will see CGI Group implement an
information management system to consolidate existing, paper-based
health records with its digital records technology. St. Michael’s is
current transitioning to the Siemens Soarian electronic health records
CGI will implement the Sovera Health Information Management and Content
Connector frameworks to integrate the hospital’s paper-based and
electronic information systems into a single source solution.
“In 2003, the hospital began a multi-year project to develop a
comprehensive electronic patient record. With two of three phases
completed, we needed a solution to seamlessly connect our historical
paper-based records with our future requirements for a fully integrated
health information system,” said Anne Trafford, CIO of St. Michael’s
CGI has eliminated the need for historical paper records by implementing
Siemens’ Sovera Adaptor. This will integrate with Siemens Canada’s
application to create a seamless experience for St. Michael’s health
records staff, clinicians and physicians as they retrieve content from
both the Siemens Soarian information solution and the CGI Sovera content
“CGI will use the open architecture document image processing system of
FileNet’s document management/enterprise content management platform,”
said CGI”s director of consulting services for the project, John George.
“This will ensure that the system is scalable to accommodate additional
departments across the enterprise – for example, accounts payable and
human resources – while maintaining consistent system performance.”
CGI Healthcare provides expertise that accelerates transformation to
electronic health records, facilitates secure health information
exchange, automates administration for hospital providers, aligns IT
environments with business requirements and manages these environments
and the applications that sit within them.
The company has served healthcare clients throughout Canada and the
United States, including more than 200 hospitals, 30 healthcare systems
and more than 140,000 users, as well as managed care organizations,
private insurance companies and governments in North America, including
almost half of all government health departments in Canada.
About St. Michael’s Hospital
St. Michael’s Hospital is a world-renowned academic health sciences
centre. Every year, 4,800 staff and 600 physicians teach 1,800 students,
perform 25,000 day surgeries, treat 600,000 patients in clinics, see
54,000 patients in the emergency room and provide round-the-clock care
to 24,000 inpatients. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto,
St. Michael’s Hospital leads the way in clinical care, education and
research in heart disease, trauma and critical care, neurosurgery,
arthritis and osteoporosis, keyhole surgery, diabetes, cancer care and
care of the homeless and vulnerable populations in the inner city. It is
the designated adult trauma centre for downtown Toronto and a major
referral centre for the province of Ontario.
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 25,000
professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe,
Asia Pacific as well as from centres of excellence in North America,
Europe and India. Website: www.cgi.com.