Cognosante Adds Stephen Gantz as Vice President of Health Reform

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations, has added Stephen Gantz as Vice President of Health Reform. In this role, Mr. Gantz provides solution architecture development, strategic planning, business development and sales support.

“Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said Michele Kang, Cognosante’s CEO. “He possesses deep subject-matter expertise in security and privacy, and is a thought leader and frequent author and industry event speaker on security and privacy, health IT, HIPAA, regulatory compliance and enterprise architecture. He will work in close collaboration with our federal and state clients to understand and respond to provisions in major legislation, and oversee the implementation and management of our corresponding health IT solutions.”

“Healthcare transformation is arguably the most pressing challenge facing the country today,” added Steve Gantz. “Health IT adoption and health care reform promise enormous benefits in service delivery improvements and cost efficiencies, but realizing this potential will require an unprecedented level of cooperation among health care providers, insurers and individuals, and between federal and state agencies. Given our experience and close working relationships with key government stakeholders, Cognosante is uniquely positioned to take on the current challenges. I am excited to contribute to our efforts toward making healthcare transformation successful.”

Prior to joining Cognosante, Mr. Gantz held the position of SVP and chief security officer at Evolvent, a federal healthcare systems integrator, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of security-related services and solutions. Before Evolvent, Mr. Gantz led the delivery of enterprise architecture and health IT services for multiple federal agencies, working in the Health Solutions Division of Vangent, an IT consulting and business process outsourcing firm. Mr. Gantz holds both a master’s degree in public policy and bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

About Cognosante

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, NwHIN and The Direct Project. Please visit for more information.


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