Susan Fox, PhD., serves as president of Cognosante. Dr. Fox was the founder and Chair of the Board of FOX Systems, which merged with Cognosante in 2010. Fox Systems name formally changed to Cognosante in July 2011. With more than 25 years of experience assisting public and private health care programs, Dr. Fox is a nationally-recognized Medicaid, managed care, and HIPAA subject matter expert. She serves as Cognosante’s subject matter expert for the development of the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Dr. Fox has strong qualifications in the design of Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS), cost containment strategies, reimbursement models, managed care alternatives, and the use of technology in the health care industry. She has participated in MMIS-related projects in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.
Dr. Fox has provided oversight and technical assistance to FOX HIPAA assessment project teams in Illinois, Hawaii, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, California and Alaska. She supported CMS in its nationwide outreach to prepare states and providers for HIPAA compliance.
A frequent speaker at national health care conferences, Dr. Fox has authored and edited numerous white papers on health care technology, and is Chair of the Communications Committee of the Private Sector Technology Group, advisory to CMS. She has participated in the installation of MMIS Systems in more than 20 states as well as in commercial health care settings. Dr. Fox has served as Client Executive on several IV&V projects, and has participated in many Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions to define MMIS, decision support and managed care reporting requirements.
Dr. Fox received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed coursework at the University of Southern California toward an MPA in Information Technology.