Jewish General Hospital Selects Cognos ReportNet

-- Leading university teaching hospital implements Cognos ReportNet to report on critical clinical and administrative data --

BURLINGTON, Mass., Feb. 18, 2004 -- The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (JGH) located in Montreal, a general and specialized health care center and teaching hospital of McGill University, has selected Cognos (Nasdaq: COGN; TSX: CSN) the world leader in enterprise business intelligence (EBI) and corporate performance management solutions as the BI standard for the hospital.

By implementing Cognos ReportNet, clinical and administrative managers will be able to easily access and report on the volumes of patient, administrative, clinical, and financial data stored in the hospital's corporate data warehouse. Through a secure corporate portal, hospital users will be able to produce standard and customized management reports, perform ad hoc-queries, and monitor hospital operations via a management dashboard.

"Implementing Cognos business intelligence at JGH facilitates quality improvement and fact-based decision making," said Frederic Abergel, director of information services, Jewish General Hospital.

"Delivering quality healthcare in the face of continuous budget pressure is a huge challenge for the healthcare industry. By understanding the predictors of treatment and care, healthcare providers are able to plan for and deliver consistent and predictable care to their communities, while optimizing the use of precious financial and facility resources," said Terence Atkinson, director of public sector solutions, Cognos. "Cognos provides these organizations with a complete business intelligence solution that enables hospitals to optimize resource use, track and analyze clinical information, and improve operational efficiencies, while protecting the confidentiality and security of patient data."

About the Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital:

The Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital is an acute care McGill University teaching hospital with 637 beds, serving patients from across the province of Quebec and beyond. Committed to the highest standards of patient care, teaching and research, the hospital has earned a reputation for excellence in many clinical specialities such as Cardiology, Neonatology, Family Medicine, Oncology, Aging and Emergency Medicine, among many others. For more information, please visit the JGH's website:

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