Sierra Systems Group Inc.

Sierra Systems Group Inc.

November 14, 2005 15:00 ET

Sierra Systems Signs CDN $2.9 Million Contract, Moving Alberta Towards Better Health Care

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 14, 2005) - Sierra Systems (TSX:SSG) announced today it has signed a two-year, CDN $2.9 million contract with Alberta Health and Wellness ("AHW") to provide services for the Provincial Client Registry Phase 2 Implementation and Deployment Project. Work is scheduled to commence November 14, 2005, and will continue until July, 2007.

Recognizing the importance of this project to Electronic Health Record (EHR) related initiatives in Alberta, Sierra Systems put together a Consortium, including EDS Canada, to provide the best possible complement of resources. In September 2005, Sierra Systems and consortium members completed Phase 1 Client Registry Detailed Planning and Design, providing AHW with a solid business, technical, and financial implementation plan detailing Phase 2 Implementation and Deployment. Phase 2 activities will build on work products, deliverables, and relationships developed and agreed to in previous phases.

"Sierra Systems is very excited about continuing with the Client Registry project, working closely with members of AHW, Alberta's Health Regions, and consortium partner EDS", said Kate Hodges, Vice President and Sierra Systems' Edmonton Branch Manager. "We have enjoyed a 14 year relationship working with AHW providing business and technical consulting services. Throughout Phase 2 we will continue to provide a high level of service ensuring AHW can focus on setting strategic direction for the province's health system."

Sierra Systems' Health practice is committed to helping clients achieve new levels of accessibility, security, and quality in their services and systems. From HIPAA compliance to infostructure planning, to EHR, to web-enabling processes for a continuum of care, Sierra Systems clients are moving forward with strength in their growth, restructuring, or operations.

About Sierra Systems

Since 1966, Sierra Systems Group Inc. (TSX:SSG) has been improving the operational performance of our clients by delivering superior information technology and business consulting services. Through our extensive experience in Business Consulting, Solutions Delivery, and Managed Services, Sierra Systems has emerged as a trusted advisor to many leading private and public sector organizations across North America. With offices in Austin, Calgary, Dallas, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Hartford, Los Angeles, Olympia, Ottawa, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg, our consultants are never far from our clients. In Justice, Health, Government, and various other industries, Sierra Systems continues to win exciting engagements in the face of stiff competition. Visit us at

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