MCLEAN, VA. – November 3, 2014 – Cognosante, a leading provider of consulting, technology, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, has announced the hiring of Ms. Anita Griner as the Chief Performance Officer. In this role, Anita will drive operational excellence throughout the company.
“Cognosante’s commitment to providing the highest quality of performance to our clients and partners is a CORE value. The addition of Anita to our leadership team is a testament to our steadfast dedication to quality performance.” says Michele Kang, Chief Executive Officer.
Anita said “I’m very impressed by the exceptional capabilities of Cognosante and how they have excelled in their mission to innovate, change and improve the health information technology landscape. It is an honor to join this stellar leadership team and support its ambitious mission.”
Anita brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the role. She has run large-scale IT and healthcare programs for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In her last 10 years at CMS, she oversaw national programs for the Center for Program Integrity, including ACA Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act) and Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership programs. Additionally, Anita implemented the PMO for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and managed numerous Medicare Modernization Act and Medicare Part D IT systems development programs for the Office of Information Services.
Prior to public service, Anita worked for Maricom, IBM, and Applied Digital Solutions. For the last eight years she has been a graduate professor for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s graduate school system (UMBC) in advanced program management sciences.
Anita received her MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business and her BA in Organizational/Personnel Psychology from UMBC.
Cognosante is a leading provider of consulting, technology, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, specializing in Health Reform initiatives. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes health insurance marketplaces, enrollment reconciliation, healthcare standards, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, and fraud, waste, and abuse. Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.