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CGI to provide electronic health records to MoD

The MoD has extended an outsourcing agreement with CGI to build on existing work the IT services firm does with its global medical operations

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded CGI with a contract to provide an electronic health record system for the medical operations supporting military service personnel.

The system underpins the work done by UK Defence Medical Services which ensures service personnel across the world are fit and healthy.

CGI already provides the Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP) to the MoD and the new contract will build on this. The new, three-year Intermolar contract, as it is known, will support 6,000 users.

CGI will create and support an integrated electronic health record system for approximately 400 sites worldwide, with more than 2,500 concurrent users logged in at any time. The system, which holds 600,000 patient records, is based on EMIS Health’s primary care system (PCS) application. 

Clinicians with appropriate access rights will be able to access and view patient records 24 hours a day, wherever a patient seeks treatment.

CGI hosts the system from its secure facilities in the UK, and the service will be managed through a service desk in Wales.

“We are delighted to continue our close relationship with CGI to ensure [the system] delivers the reliable service that we currently receive from DMICP. We are confident [the service] will play a key part in our continuous drive for efficient and patient-focused processes and services,” said MoD surgeon general Paul Evans.

CGI, which is a Canadian IT and business process outsourcing company, acquired Anglo-Dutch Logica for £1.7bn in 2012. It has worked with the MoD for 40 years, providing technical support, secure systems integration, and managed services from the back office to frontline operations.

In March 2015 the MoD signed an outsourcing agreement with CGI as part of a programme to transform training and education at technical colleges and increase the amount of digital-based learning.

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