Cognosante Hires Michael Atassi as Director of Biomedical Sciences and Analytics


MCLEAN, Va., March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cognosante, a leading provider of Consulting, IT, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, announced the hiring of Mr. Michael Atassi as Director of Biomedical Sciences and Analytics. In this role, Atassi will oversee Cognosante's products and services in supporting basic and applied biomedical research through the use of computational, cognitive, and management sciences. Applying advanced analytical methods and innovative technologies to clinical and non-clinical datasets, Cognosante is working with public- and private-sector clients to unlock the hidden value in health data.

Throughout his 20-year career, Mr. Atassi has held numerous leadership roles, with a primary focus on using technology as an enabler to success. Before joining Cognosante, Atassi was a Senior Program Manager at Northrop Grumman, where he oversaw all programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. In 2005, Atassi was the recipient of the Northrop Grumman's President Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. Prior to Northrop Grumman, Atassi served as Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led large-scale data warehousing and analytics programs in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

"Cognosante is dedicated to helping our clients gain meaningful insight from their health data" said Len Discenza, senior vice president and general manager of Cognosante's health analytics and integration business unit. "Mike's technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in the life sciences field offer a tremendous value to our government and commercial customers."

Atassi received a Master's of Science degree from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

About Cognosante

Cognosante is a leading provider of consulting, IT, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, specializing in Health Reform initiatives. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes health insurance marketplaces, enrollment reconciliation, healthcare standards, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, and fraud, waste, and abuse. Please visit for more information.

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