– Program provides eligible military veterans access to specialized care –
SAN DIEGO – December 16, 2013 – Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software, was recently named an IT infrastructure vendor for Health Net Federal Services, LLC’s, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Patient Centered Community Care (PCCC) program.
The program provides eligible Veterans coordinated, timely access to care through a comprehensive network of non-VA providers who meet VA quality standards when a local VA Medical Center cannot readily provide the care.
“We’re honored to work with Health Net to serve those who have honorably worn the uniform of the United States’ military,” said Mary Lacroix, CEO of Cognitive Medical Systems. “There are a great deal of moving parts that must come together in order to get Veterans the care they need when they need it. We take pride in being the backbone of this initiative as it falls in line with our mission to empower the sharing of vital data for patients, payers and providers to make real time, patient-centric healthcare decisions that can positively affect outcomes.”
Under PCCC, VA medical centers will have the ability to purchase non-VA medical care for veterans through contracted medical providers when they cannot readily provide the needed support due to geographic inaccessibility or limited capacity. Health Net’s contract covers Regions 1,2,and 4 which encompasses all or portions of 37 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Cognitive Medical Systems’ IT infrastructure will be created entirely on Amazon’s GovCloud platform and will meet the Federal Information Security Management Act’s Moderate or higher security levels.
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and the U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
Health Net was awarded the PCCC contract in September and is tasked with launching the platform by January 6, 2014.
About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Cognitive Medical Systems is a certified HUBZone, service-disabled veteran-owned, and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business that specializes in standards-based software solutions for clinical workflow, decision support and data modeling projects. The company’s domain and field expertise in designing, implementing and integrating healthcare Service Oriented Architectures enables it to develop optimized solutions to complex problems for a wide range of organizations. For more information, contact www.cognitivemedicine.com.