Our story

Our story

Game-changing. Relentless. Passionate.

Within healthcare, Cognosante produces powerful results for our customers and the communities they serve.

Cognosante is a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies.

Our beginnings

CEO Michele Kang founded Cognosante in 2008 above her garage with just one other employee to disrupt and challenge the status quo in the U.S. healthcare system. Leveraging a unique set of business, data, and technical expertise in a fundamentally different way, Cognosante provides innovative health IT solutions central to carrying out national healthcare transformation.

Our approach

With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other laws and regulations at the time we were founded, our country was poised for significant changes to our healthcare system and the technology that would enable it. Cognosante mobilized to leverage its innovative thinking and drive to be a major contributor to this transformation; history has proved the company worthy of the challenge, and as new healthcare legislation is enacted, Cognosante will continue to be a key partner to Federal and state governments, designing custom solutions to support critical programs that seek to transform healthcare for all.

Cognosante offers a unique approach to hard problems by “connecting the dots” across multiple programs and constituencies to bring a unified vision to technology transformation efforts. In addition to serving its customers, Cognosante serves its “customers’ customers”: everyday citizens and their beneficiaries—directly and indirectly—through contact centers and service programs.

Our clients

Cognosante has supported mission-critical health programs in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It serves Federal and state healthcare agencies and offices including the following:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • State Medicaid Offices
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Health Agency
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Indian Health Services (IHS)

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