Leading IT service provider NTT DATA Services has acquired Cognosante Consulting, LLC, the consulting division of health information technology solutions and services provider for federal and state health agencies Cognosante. With this acquisition, NTT DATA Services will add over 250 specialized consulting resources, in addition to intellectual property currently supporting IT transformations, including those specific to Medicaid in more than 20 states. Merging with NTT DATA Services, Cognosante Consulting enters into a huge repository of innovations and receives new and meaningful insights of important lessons learned on a global basis, and how those lessons advance their state healthcare IT portfolio.
NTT DATA Services CEO Bob Pryor stated in a statement that the acquisition of Cognosante’s consulting practice immediately establishes us as a leader in a growing health and human services market and enhances the value we can deliver to our clients in the public sector and healthcare. Additionally, he noted that this acquisition is the latest in our ongoing strategy of growth by strategic acquisitions that augment our specialized industry expertise and geographical presence.
With nearly 3 decades of expertise in the healthcare space, Cognosante Consulting offers, planning, IT strategy, quality assurance, and project management for state health and human services (HHS) agencies undergoing large-scale Medicaid and related human services IT and business transformation programs. Additionally, the company works with 48 states and the federal government, developing, managing, and executing. As part of the acquisition, the Cognosante consulting practice will be focused on client IT strategy, quality assurance, project management, and Independent Verification and Validation services.