CGI partners with Mustimuhw Information Solutions on fire safety

14 September 2023 2 min. read
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CGI, a Montreal-headquartered IT consultancy, has partnered with Mustimuhw Information Solutions (MIS), a Duncan, BC-based provider of software solutions for Indigenous health and human services, to develop a software solution for fire safety in Indigenous communities.

CGI and MIS will together develop a solution to improve fire preparedness and safety, as well as help reduce loss of life and property. The partners will develop a proof-of-concept (POC), with an initial phase of building a digital twin and risk model to identify fire safety assets and opportunities and a second phase focusing on real-time digital monitoring and management.

"Our partnership with CGI enables us to work with a technology leader and develop an efficient and adaptable solution that will significantly empower nations and improve health and well-being in their communities,” said Mark Sommerfeld, CEO of Mustimuhw Information Solutions. “We look forward to collaborating with CGI on a growing range of opportunities in support of First Nations digital health initiatives."

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The project is part of Indigenous Digital Health Ecosystem (IDHE), a culturally aligned ecosystem of integrated point of service tools for Indigenous data management. MIS is project lead for the initiative, whose project partners include Canada Health Infoway, First Nations Digital Health Ontario, and First Nations Health, and Social Secretariat of Manitoba.

MIS is 100% owned and governed by Cowichan Tribes on Vancouver Island in BC. The company has approximately 26 employees, according to LinkedIn.

“As part of CGI’s commitment to deliver human-centered healthcare transformation, the POC will address fire safety in a scalable, friendly, and secure way,” said Andrew Donaher, VP, consulting delivery, CGI. “Additionally, the project will also build a model to guide stakeholders on key elements required for safety, obtaining insurance, and improving cost of insurance. When ready, the solution will be scaled to address housing and building needs at a community or nation level.”