Cognizant Selected by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to Support Mobile
TEANECK, New Jersey, Aug. 14, 2013
TEANECK, New Jersey, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH)
today announced that it has been selected by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
(CareFirst), a leading not-for-profit health care company, to support the
insurer's efforts to leverage mobile technology for its 3.3 million members.
Under this engagement, Cognizant is working with CareFirst to establish a
direct connection with its members, to provide them quick, secure and
convenient ways to manage their health coverage, access information about
physicians and claims, and obtain details about benefits anytime, anywhere
using smartphones and tablets.
Cognizant will leverage its Mobility Testing Lab in Phoenix, AZ, for
on-demand, cloud-based testing of the mobile applications across multiple
devices and carriers, helping CareFirst save time and infrastructure
"Our move into the mobile space is driven by the growing significance of
mobility in the overall connected health effort," said Harry D. Fox, Senior
Vice President for Technical and Operational Support Services at CareFirst
BlueCross BlueShield. "The ubiquity of smartphones and tablet devices, while
rapidly changing customer expectations and operational needs, presents a
powerful direct link for us to connect with our members and for our members to
better manage their health care."
"We are pleased to be working with CareFirst," said Krish Venkat, Executive
Vice President of Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences practice. "With our
deep expertise in SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technology
architectures, we look forward to conceptualizing, architecting, and
implementing next-generation mobile capabilities for CareFirst to help
transform the way the company engages with its members."
This engagement further expands Cognizant's relationship with CareFirst,
through which Cognizant is delivering business consulting, systems
integration, and application development solutions to support CareFirst's
strategic initiatives, including mandates around regulatory compliance.
About CareFirst In its 76th year of service, CareFirst, an independent
licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit
health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a
comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative
services to 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of
Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2012, CareFirst contributed $57 million to
community programs designed to increase the accessibility, affordability,
safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more
about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at www.carefirst.com
or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CareFirst_News .
About Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Cognizant's Healthcare
and Life Sciences practice is committed to helping change millions of lives
for the better by partnering with clients to build solutions to healthcare
challenges, continually improve the way they do business, set the pace in
clinical development, strengthen their regulatory infrastructure, and increase
competitiveness. Consistently ranked among the top 10 on the Healthcare
Informatics Top 100, Cognizant serves 27 of the top 30 global pharmaceutical
companies, 15 of the top 20 health plans in the U.S., 5 of the top 6 pharmacy
benefit management companies in the U.S., 9 of the top 10 biotech companies,
and 12 of the top 20 medical device companies. With a large team of dedicated
professionals including doctors, pharmacologists, physicians, biomedical
engineers, pharmacists, biostatisticians, medical writers, and GxP
consultants, the practice provides domain-aligned consulting, IT, business
process and analytics solutions globally.
About Cognizant Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information
technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated
to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses.
Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for
client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process
expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of
work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 164,300
employees as of June 30, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the
S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the
top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at
www.cognizant.com or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.
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