MCLEAN, Va. – June 1, 2016 – Cognosante today announced that Chethan Laxman has joined the company as Vice President. A proven senior executive with more than two decades of leadership in finance and technology, Chethan will oversee the company’s Marketplace Data Analysis program, which provides critical data reconciliation and analysis in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Chethan most recently served as Managing Principal of Capco, where he spearheaded initiatives to grow and mature the company’s digital engineering practice. Before that, he served as Director at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where he oversaw market regulation and mission-critical enterprise data strategy projects and led initiatives focused on risk management, issue resolution, release planning, and change management. He has also held roles with Oracle Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and COMSYS Technical Services Inc.
“Chethan has amassed an impressive track record of delivering superior services and applying creative solutions to complex business situations – and that makes him an ideal fit with the Cognosante culture and mission,” said Davis Foster, President of Cognosante’s Health Data and Communications Business Unit. “Particularly valuable is his extensive experience working with CIOs and senior executives to enable business transformation strategies and bring key programs to even higher levels of performance.”
“Cognosante is home to some of the best minds in health IT, with deep expertise in health data standards,” said Chethan. “I look forward to contributing to the company’s knowledge base, providing guidance, and leading our team, as we help our state and federal clients to achieve their objectives and succeed in their missions.”
Cognosante provides technology solutions, Business Process Outsourcing, and consulting services to federal, state, and local government healthcare agencies. With nearly 3 decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance marketplaces, health data standards and reconciliations, modular system development and integration, health data analytics, and fraud, waste, and abuse.