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.

Video: Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter discusses his 2009 report slamming lack of spending accountability at eHealth Ontario with IT World Canada’s Dave Webb

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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Dave Webb is a freelance editor and writer. A veteran journalist of more than 20 years' experience (15 of them in technology), he has held senior editorial positions with a number of technology publications. He was honoured with an Andersen Consulting Award for Excellence in Business Journalism in 2000, and several Canadian Online Publishing Awards as part of the ComputerWorld Canada team.

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