Bangalore: Infosys Public Services, the US based subsidiary of Infosys, has announced that it has bagged a one-year contract valued at $49.5 million from the US District of Columbia to develop its new health benefit exchange and also selected by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) to support its IT operations and provide application development and other support services as a part of a new managed services contract.
Infosys Public Services is the prime systems integrator of this healthcare system transformation that will bring critically important benefits to nearly one quarter-million Columbia District residents. Individuals, families, and small businesses can purchase healthcare coverage through an online marketplace. The Exchange, known as the District of Columbia Access System (DCAS), is a state-of-the-art health and human services solution that will provide seamless healthcare coverage while minimizing risks.
In a release, Eric Paternoster, CEO, Infosys Public Services said, “This new system will allow the District of Columbia to more easily determine eligibility and enroll individuals, families, and small businesses. The system, which leverages our healthcare and health insurance exchange expertise, can also scale up to support new capabilities in the future. We look forward to partnering with the District on this important healthcare program initiative.”
In the other contract, Infosys Public Services will support CareFirst’s IT area to help create a cost-effective delivery model. Through its agreement with Infosys Public Services, CareFirst aims to reduce costs and achieve efficiencies in application support during the three-year contract term.
Infosys Public Services has supported CareFirst with a range of application development and testing services since 2010.This transition to managed services extends the relationship and will help ensure consistent IT support. Infosys Public Services will setup a secure facility within its newly established delivery center in Rockville, Maryland to service the contract. The agreement will allow CareFirst to consolidate IT support services currently managed by multiple vendors.
Harry D Fox, Sr. VP, Technical & Operational Support, CareFirst said, “The IT demands on CareFirst and on the health care sector as a whole are growing in scope and complexity. This move to managed services will help us better meet consumer, provider and market needs as the health care industry evolves and shift CareFirst associates to key strategic projects.”
Eric Paternoster, CEO, Infosys Public Services said, “Our deep experience in the health care industry and globally benchmarked service delivery processes will assist CareFirst with IT support services to continue providing more affordable, patient-centred health care.”
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