Microsoft and Cognizant expand cloud-based health care offerings

Teaneck-based Cognizant on Thursday said it expanded its long-standing health care collaboration with Microsoft, to give health care payers and providers easy access to cutting-edge technology solutions, streamlined claims management, and improved interoperability to optimize business operations and deliver better patient and member experiences.

As part of the expansion, Cognizant and Microsoft will work together to build an integration roadmap between Cognizant’s TriZetto health care products with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. The companies will also collaborate to develop and run Cognizant’s current and future health care SaaS solutions on Microsoft Azure, migrate new and existing clients from on premises environments to streamlined functions managed on the Microsoft Cloud, and support future technologies designed to deliver new insights for payers, providers, and consumers.

Cognizant already collaborates with Microsoft on a variety of health care provider and payer solutions, including interoperability and cost estimation suites in a SaaS environment. This collaborative effort provides greater transparency for consumers who can more readily access historical health care data, review procedure costs for services, and compare pricing across providers to make informed health care decisions.

“Delivering leading technology to our health care clients is critical in enabling payers and providers to focus more time on supporting quality of care for beneficiaries,” Surya Gummadi, EVP and president, Cognizant Americas said. “Through our strategic partnership with Microsoft and building on our advanced TriZetto health care solutions, we are empowering clients to adapt to shifting market trends, regulatory changes, and operational demands. We are proud to work together with Microsoft in this capacity, delivering superior technology and capabilities that support both our clients and positive health outcomes for their members.”

“Through this integration with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, TriZetto customers can harness the innovative features and capabilities across the entire Microsoft Cloud, empowering them to unlock growth, tap into new revenue streams, and transition their existing services to the cloud,” Tom McGuinness, corporate vice president, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences, Microsoft said.