MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Cognosante, a leading provider of information technology services to government healthcare organizations, has announced the opening of an office in Anchorage, Alaska. The new office supports Cognosante's existing projects in Alaska, including the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and any future initiatives of the state's growing health IT needs.
Over the past 20 years, Cognosante has been a trusted partner of DHSS. Through work on several contracts such as development of a feasibility study related to managed care alternatives for Alaska, Cognosante has a gained a solid understanding of the state's unique demographics, geographic challenges, and health care needs. Most recently, Cognosante has supported DHSS in the area of Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) and has gained a solid understanding of Alaska's health care environment and DHSS as an organization, including its people, processes, and technologies.
"We are excited to open Cognosante's newest office in Anchorage and further enhance our long partnership supporting Alaska's state health agencies," Cognosante CEO Michele Kang said. "Health IT in Alaska is going through a significant transformation and we look forward to continuing our support of critical health IT projects in Alaska. We are honored to become an integral member of the local community and to work together toward building a sustainable, electronic healthcare environment to benefit all Alaskans."
Cognosante's partnership with DHSS includes the development of several key health IT vision and roadmap documents, including the State Medicaid Health Information Technology Plan (SMHP), the Alaska health IT visioning documentation, the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) Roadmap, and the DHSS Enterprise Technology Roadmap.
Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company assists its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, the Nationwide Health Information Network, and the Direct Project. Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.