In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, we’re proud to feature Cognosante leaders who support military and Veteran missions through the work they do for our customers. We spoke with Erick Peters, Chief Technology Officer at Cognosante, and a Navy Veteran. He shares his perspective on how innovative technology is improving healthcare for Veterans.
Erick, what is your background in serving in the U.S. military, and how did it prepare you for your work in the civilian world, specifically serving our customers at Cognosante?
From 1996-2002, I served in the United States Navy supporting nuclear engineering, propulsion systems, and overall electrical/electronic systems. My time in the military prepared me for a civilian career in anticipated but also some unexpected ways.
As CTO of Cognosante, can you elaborate on our mission to increase access to health for military and Veterans? What role does technology play?
Cognosante is and always has been focused on quality outcomes for people seeking health services, including for our active service members and Veterans. Everyone deserves quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare; and for those who have served our country, I would go a step further and say they have earned it, especially when health outcomes can be materially impacted through military service, such as a service-connected disability.
Our focus is to ensure that the right technology is applied in an ideal way to deliver measurable outcomes such as, but not limited to:
What is unique about the approach that Cognosante brings to developing innovative technologies to support the military mission?
There are numerous companies and experts who drive value for service members and Veterans, and we are continually expanding our partnerships with these providers to bring the best solutions to our customers. What makes us unique is our true passion, our focus on mission, and our inexhaustible desire to make a difference. We purposefully measure our solutions and innovations using human factors, quality of outcomes, and commitment to continual improvement over time. Our innovations are purposeful, tailorable, and measurable; ensuring material and positive outcomes.
As a leader and a Veteran, what is significant to you about recognizing National Military Appreciation Month?
While it’s vital to appreciate individual sacrifices made in service of our country, we should also use this month to reinvigorate our year-round appreciation. Recognition for those who serve(d) should happen during National Military Appreciation Month, Memorial Day, and on Veterans Day, but also every day we enjoy the freedoms earned through the sacrifice of others. Further, we must remember, honor, and appreciate military families who tirelessly and selflessly support their service members and Veterans.
Cognosante’s mission is to support the health, safety, and well-being of Americans who serve the nation, especially those who need it most. Learn more about the impact we’re making on the behalf of those who have served, or are currently serving, and their families.
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