Cogon Establishes Strategy, Policy and Relations Group

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New Group to Focus on Health Care Policy and Health Care IT Consulting

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Cogon’s SPR Group is poised to be a thought leader in healthcare information exchange.” -- Huy Nguyen, M.D., CEO

Cogon Systems, Inc. (COGON) has established a Strategy, Policy & Relations (SPR) Group to help clients lead in the new age of HITECH Act provisions and new health information and health care themes through high quality consulting services. Cogon has added Eric Klos and Nandan Kenkeremath to its senior management as Co-Managing Principals of the SPR Group and Cogon’s Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Strategy, Policy & Relations, respectively.

After more than twelve years on Capitol Hill, three with the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Eric has demonstrated successful strategic planning, business development, marketing, government and public relations over a ten year career in the government contracting community and gained comprehensive knowledge, experience, and expertise of the Public Sector Health market and, broadly, the healthcare IT market.

Nandan has over 25 years of Federal policy experience, most recently, as a Senior Counsel for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce where he served for 17 years. For the last 12 years he has focused on health care policy including health information technology, privacy, the HITECH Act, health care and health insurance reform, the Sentinel Initiative and drug safety, collaborative research platforms, comparative effectiveness, payment policies, and a variety of cutting edge health care policy issues.

Dr. Huy Nguyen, Cogon’s CEO, stated, “In Eric and Nandan, Cogon has added a veteran business development executive in healthcare IT and a well-known and reputable healthcare policy expert. “ “Eric’s reputation in the industry as a bright, knowledgeable, hard-working, and solid professional is well known.” “Combined with Nandan’s dimensional view of the functional and policy themes driving healthcare information technology and healthcare reform, Cogon’s SPR Group is poised to be a thought leader in healthcare information exchange,” Dr. Nguyen further added.

The SPR Group draws consulting expertise from a team consisting of business, healthcare, technology, and operational leaders committed to being trusted partners and developing the execution strategies for client success over the next decade.

Cogon Systems, In. (COGON) is a Pensacola, Florida - based health information technology and consulting firm with locations in Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, DC that facilitates healthcare connectedness via value-driven innovations and comprehensive thought leadership.

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