As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: Cognizant provides IT systems, business process outsourcing, and consulting services to healthcare clients, including payers, healthcare delivery networks, state governments, intermediaries, and disease and care management firms. It also works with pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies. Its specific services include application development and maintenance, systems integration, product implementation, quality assurance, data warehousing and analytics, compliance, and claims processing.
Value to healthcare providers: Cognizant has been providing IT services to the healthcare industry since 1996. Its clients frequently request its systems integration, quality assurance, application development, and business process outsourcing services. It recently added compliance services for ICD-10 to help clients understand and adapt to the business and organizational impacts of ICD-10.
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