Cognosante Names Jean-Marc Edier as Vice President of Federal Programs

Company continues growth drive in Health IT markets with addition of Edier

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cognosante, a leading provider of healthcare IT to state and federal governments and regional health organizations, announces the appointment of Jean-Marc Edier as Vice President of Federal Programs. In this position, he is responsible for managing and growing the company’s business in the federal healthcare IT market.

“Jean-Marc brings a deep understanding of the federal IT landscape to Cognosante’s expertise in healthcare transformation solutions,” shared Michele Kang, Cognosante’s CEO. “His addition reinforces our commitment to developing our role in advancing national health information initiatives, the application of clinical information technology, and health information networks for our clients in the federal market.”

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is driving foundational changes in the public health care and health insurance industries,” added Jean-Marc Edier. “As thought and solution leaders serving federal and state agencies for nearly 25 years, Cognosante understands the challenges inherent to such a transformation and has the expertise to address them. I am honored to be a part of the team and look forward to aligning our capabilities with the needs of the federal marketplace to take healthcare IT to a new dimension.”

Prior to joining Cognosante, Mr. Edier served as Vice President of Health and Human Services Systems for MAXIMUS, a provider of government services devoted to health and human services program management and consulting. He oversaw the delivery and management of IT solutions for the company’s healthcare program management efforts. Previously, Mr. Edier served as Director of Operations for the Public Sector Healthcare Group at CGI Federal, a global information technology firm, where he led teams supporting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. While in this role, he managed operations across 19 projects representing more than $75 million in revenues. Concurrently, Mr. Edier served as Program Manager at CGI Federal for the Health Plan Management System Program for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which he grew from an original contract value of $12 million to $45 million. In addition, he oversaw the first implementation at CMS of .NET applied to a key Medicare system, among other accomplishments.

About Cognosante

Cognosante is a leading provider of health IT services to state and federal governments and regional health 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, HIE, health insurance exchange, improper payment, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit for more information.


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