Cognosante Awarded Project Management Office Contract with State of Arkansas Department of Human Services


MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cognosante, a leading provider of IT solutions and services for healthcare organizations, was awarded the contract to serve as the Project Management Office (PMO) for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Medical Services (DMS) Arkansas Medicaid Enterprise (AME) Project. The PMO will manage the replacement of the State's current Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), which entails oversight of three implementations: the AME MMIS Core System and Services, AME Pharmacy Systems and Services and AME Data Warehouse.

"We look forward to working with DMS to ensure the successful implementation of the MMIS, a valuable and long-term asset that supports the state's vision and enterprise plan," said Jim Joyce, senior vice president and director of Cognosante's Medicaid Management Services practice. "Cognosante will use its deep MMIS experience and proven MMIS project methodology to guide the AME through configuration, development, and design of the system to ensure a successful implementation in a complex multi-contractor environment."

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