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Mary Kay McDaniel

Principal and Senior Advisor, Health Data Standards

Mary Kay McDaniel is Principal and Senior Advisor, Healthcare Data Standards for Cognosante and its clients, covering a wide variety of projects. She also represents Cognosante at several healthcare Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), including ASC X12, HL7, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), as well as at other healthcare industry associations, such as Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), HITSP, ONC, and S&I Framework. She fulfills many different roles, including cochair and facilitator, as well as being an active participant at the member level. Mary Kay regularly mentors Cognosante staff in the use of standards in healthcare environments.

Prior to joining Cognosante, Mary Kay was an independent consultant providing expertise, knowledge, and skills for several Medicaid Programs projects, including large IT system implementations. She also has extensive experience providing business analysis, benefit configuration, and EDI Management and System Implementation support for a large Medicaid Managed Care Plan.

Mary Kay graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.