Recently, Cognosante announces the addition of John Calabro, most recently the Health Information Technology (HIT) Coordinator for the state of Oklahoma Health Information Exchange (HIE) Trust, as managing director of the company’s HIT offerings for state and federal clients. In this position, Calabro will lead the development of the next generation of modular Medicaid and HIE solutions.
Cognosante’s CEO Michele Kang said, “Leveraging his deep experience in state Medicaid programs John be a tremendous asset to our clients. John provides the leadership necessary to help bridge the gap between state and federal programs.”
“Cognosante’s contributions to the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture and accomplishments over the past two decades in the state Medicaid environment have positioned them well to lead the industry in a transition to the modular age,” added Calabro. “I look forward to working with executives at both the state and federal level to bring agile enterprise solutions and services for the benefit of better efficiency and improved outcomes for healthcare entitlement programs.”
In Calabro’s prior role, he provided leadership, direction, management and coordination of HIT strategy, including oversight of the implementation of federal and state requirements for HIT and HIE, for the Oklahoma HIE Trust. Previously, Calabro served as CIO for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and Director of Information Services for the University of Oklahoma Family Medicine Health Sciences Center. He holds an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and a BA in mathematics from Wilkes University.