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London, United Kingdom, 23 August 2016

CGI, in partnership with Apperta and Marand are pleased to announce OPENeP - an Open-Source medication management product developed by Marand, in collaboration with the NHS; and supported by CGI’s expertise in the integration and implementation of health IT systems. 

OPENeP is a comprehensive, user-friendly and innovative medication management product based on open standards and developed with a vision to completely replace time-consuming, and error prone manual paper based prescribing and medication administration processes. OPENeP's extensive range of functionality, integrated decision support and powerful integration options are designed to empower doctors, nurses and pharmacists to improve patient safety and deliver better and more personalised care. Furthermore, OPENeP significantly improves communication between doctors, nurses and pharmacists. It enables creative use of data, helps work prioritisation, provides reports to reflect-on and optimise established workflows.

OPENeP was developed in close collaboration with University Children's Hospital Slovenia and localised for UK in collaboration with the NHS England Open Source community with input from several NHS Trusts. In order to provide Trusts with a medication management product that will help them improve patient safety and safely transition to paperless medication management, Apperta has validated OPENeP and produced the safety case, and is utilising CGI’s experience of integrating and implementing health IT systems and who understand that significant patient safety and cost benefits can only be achieved by properly implementing the right IT solutions.

“The partnership between CGI, Marand and Apperta will make a suite of medicines management applications available across the NHS, which are based on open standards,” continues Keith Farrar, Chair of the Apperta Foundation CIC Open ePMA subcommittee “The partnership ensures OPENeP can be delivered quickly and effectively to improve the safety and efficiency of the medicines use process.”

“CGI are proud to be working with Apperta and Marand to bring OPENeP to the NHS in the UK. With our deep understanding of the health industry, we're committed to delivering integrated solutions based on open standards to benefit both Patients and staff.” Michael Herron, Vice President of Integrated Health and Social Care at CGI.

About CGI

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 a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com

For more information
Jenny McGowan
UK External Communications
jenny.mcgowan@cgi.com
+44 (0)7771 815428

About Apperta

The Apperta Foundation CIC is a not-for-profit, non-dividend paying community interest company supported by NHS England and NHS Digital (HSCIC) led by clinicians to promote open systems and standards for digital health and social care. We want to make the data, information and knowledge in IT systems open, shareable and computable to facilitate the creation of innovative apps to transform the delivery of health and social care. Website: www.apperta.org

About Marand

Marand’s vision for healthcare IT is coined as "Integrate. Open. Innovate.”. Our Think!EHR Platform uses IHE based standards to Integrate existing devices, systems and data. By storing data in an Open, vendor neutral format it enables ecosystems of vendors to Innovate. This approach is fuelling next generation solutions known as the Postmodern EHR.

Marand is based in Slovenia. Our references include Slovenia’s and Moscow City’s eHealth backbone as well as solutions based on Think!EHR Platform™ in  Brazil, Poland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Website: www.marand.com.