TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced that it has been selected by CentraState Healthcare System, a leading not-for-profit community health organization, to develop a strategy for transitioning to ICD-10. As part of the engagement, Cognizant will perform a comprehensive ICD-10 assessment to determine the clinical, administrative, and financial impact on business and IT processes, staff, and partners, and recommend an implementation strategy to enable a smooth transition to ICD-10 and meet the 2013 compliance deadline.
"This engagement will allow CentraState to leverage Cognizant's extensive domain, consulting, technology, and regulatory expertise to prepare for the transition to ICD-10," said Indranil Ganguly, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CentraState. "Cognizant's end-to-end regulatory compliance capabilities and experience with multiple payer and provider organizations will help us plan our journey to ICD-10."
"We are pleased to have been selected by CentraState as a partner in this important strategic initiative," said Krish Venkat, Executive Vice President and Global Leader of Cognizant's Healthcare practice. "We look forward to working with CentraState to develop a compliance blueprint that will enable CentraState to improve care quality, optimize reimbursements, and increase physician and patient satisfaction by addressing the technical and operational implications of transition to ICD-10."
About CentraState Healthcare System
CentraState Healthcare System is a non-profit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, an ambulatory care campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState Medical Center is a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Network and a clinical research affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, please visit www.centrastate.com.
About Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice
Cognizant's Healthcare and Life Sciences practice is committed to helping change millions of lives for the better by partnering with clients to build solutions to healthcare challenges, continually improve the way they do business, set the pace in clinical development, strengthen their regulatory infrastructure, and increase competitiveness.