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Former CMS Deputy Director joins Cognosante as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

MCLEAN, VA., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In support of Cognosante's continuous growth Ms. Julie Boughn joined the company today as the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. Ms. Boughn has held various senior positions within CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) most recently being the Deputy Director of the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services.

"We are honored that Julie has joined us as our Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. Her in-depth knowledge and insight into the health industry is an excellent complement to our rapidly growing company and leadership team," says Cognosante's CEO Michele Kang.

Ms. Boughn's primary focus will be on enhancing Cognosante's capabilities to meet the demands of the swiftly evolving health IT industry, including business process modernization, data standardization and analytics.

Ms. Boughn says, "Cognosante is a tremendous organization led by an exciting leadership team. It is with great pleasure that I join this growing company. I am excited about the opportunity to apply my knowledge and passion for the Health Industry while driving the very important mission of Cognosante."

At CMS Ms. Boughn also served as CMS' Deputy Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, Chief Information Officer and Director at their Office of Information Services, and the Director of CMS' Information Services Modernization Group. Ms. Boughn brings to Cognosante her experience and insights in leading multi-billion dollar government initiatives, including the design and implementation of the CMS Enterprise Data Center Strategy, implementation of Medicare Part D, the CMS Integrated Data Repository and Medicaid.gov. With a career starting at the Social Security Administration, Ms. Boughn has spent a large portion of her career serving the welfare of the American people in the world of health.

Julie received her Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree from Johns Hopkins University, and both her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Maryland. She has been recognized as recipient of the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award, Employee's Choice Award for Executive Leadership, and has been listed in Federal Computer Week's Fed 100 and Information Week's Health Care CIO 25.

About Cognosante

Cognosante is a leading provider of consulting, technology, 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 www.cognosante.com for more information.

CONTACT: Andrew Gordon Marketing and Communications Manager 703-206-6022 communications@cognosante.com

Source: Cognosante