eHealth Ontario pulls diabetes registry contract

eHealth Ontario’s tech woes never seems to cease.

The latest wrinkle in the effort to computerize and connect the province’s disparate health care systems is the cancellation of a $46.2 -million contract with consulting firm CGI to create and manage a diabetes registry for the province.

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eHealth Ontario CEO Greg Reed — a former consultant who took over at eHealth after a spending scandal unseated former CEO Sarah Kramer in 2009 — cited repeatedly missed development deadlines as one reason for the termination of the contract.
The diabetes registry project was a centrepiece of the eHealth plan to create a chronic disease management system. CGI was one of three companies shortlisted to submit proposals. eHealth Ontario awarded the contract to CGI in August 2010.

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