Cognosante Awarded Contract to Develop IT Blueprint for Next Generation of Utah Health Exchange

Company selected to develop IT structure for future development of HIX

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations, has been awarded a contract with the state of Utah to assist in designing an IT blueprint for future development of the current Utah Health Exchange.

“Cognosante is proud to be selected to support this market leader,” said Michele Kang, Cognosante’s CEO. “As an innovator and leader of defined contribution-based exchanges for small employers, Utah has laid the foundation for the future health insurance exchange model. The new framework will expand capabilities and empower consumers with the information they need to make informed choices in the purchase of their health insurance. Cognosante’s deep and unique expertise in health insurance exchanges, Medicaid and federal systems will support the design of a flexible, modular and robust system to accomplish this goal.”

“In collaboration with Cognosante, we will incorporate the best working models available in the marketplace to broaden the scope of our current Health Exchange,” said Dr. Norman Thurston, Health Policy and Reform Initiatives Coordinator, Utah Department of Health. “Our mission is to provide an intuitive healthcare system for consumers that provides the best value and facilitates future reform elements of the state health system. Cognosante brings industry-leading skills and subject matter expertise to help us achieve this result.”

Under this effort, Cognosante will work with Utah’s team to develop a technology framework for the current Health Exchange system that provides a single point of access to Utah consumers for comparing insurance coverage options. The framework will provide the infrastructure needed for all users, including citizens, small businesses, health plans and government agencies. The system will allow consumers to enroll in private or public insurance and obtain cost and quality information on health plans, health care providers and treatment options.

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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