Accenture to Extend Healthcare.gov Support for 6 Months

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a six-month contract extension to continue helping the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintain the federal health insurance exchange portal, Modern Healthcare reported Tuesday. Virgil Dickson writes Accenture originally won a one-year, \$90 million contract for technical support of Healthcare.gov and is scheduled to complete the work in January 2015. The...

Jim Traficant: ASM Research to Refresh VA’s EHR System Workflow

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Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) ASM Research subsidiary has been awarded a three-year, $162 million contract to help update the Department of Veterans Affairs’s electronic health record system. ASM Research will work to update the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture clinical application and expand healthcare services for veterans and their families, Accenture said Wednesday. “VistA...

Accenture: 3M US Employees Receive Healthcare Through Private Exchange

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A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) says nearly three million people currently receive employer health benefits through a private exchange. Three times as many people are enrolled in private exchanges as last year and the company expects 40 million people to enter private exchanges over the next four years, Accenture said June 12. The company says the increase in private exchange has had a direct...

Alastair MacWillson to Advise Chertoff Group Clients on Risk Mgmt as Principal

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Alastair MacWillson, a former global managing director for Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) technology consulting practice, has joined The Chertoff Group as principal. “Alastair is a recognized industry leader and seasoned cyber expert with over 23 years of experience addressing critical issues related to technology strategy, security and risk,” Michael Chertoff, executive chairman and co-founder...

Scott Pospichel Joins NJVC as Business Services VP; Chris Andersen Comments

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Scott Pospichel, formerly director of contract management at Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN), has joined NJVC as vice president of business services. He will report directly to Chief Financial Officer Chris Andersen and be responsible for the company’s logistics, supply chain, purchasing, subcontracts and contracts within the contracting directorate, NJVC said Wednesday. Pospichel will...

Stephen Rohleder Named Accenture North America Chief; Daniel London to Head Health & Public Service

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Stephen Rohleder, formerly group chief executive of health and public service at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has been appointed to a newly-created role of group chief executive for North America. The 33-year Accenture veteran and member of the firm’s global management committee will lead the company’s U.S. and Canada businesses, Accenture said Wednesday. “Steve has been a key member of our senior...

Chris Smith Joins AT&T as Government Solutions Technology VP; Kay Kapoor Comments

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Chris Smith Chris Smith, former U.S. federal chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as vice president of technology for the company’s government solutions business. Smith will oversee a team of 175 technologists that focus on developing products and services for federal customers, AT&T said Monday. “He is going to be an important...

Accenture Closes Purchase of Healthcare IT Firm ASM Research; Jim Traficant Comments

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Accenture Federal Services (NYSE: ACN) has wrapped up the acquisition of ASM Research for an undisclosed amount in an effort to address the needs of the U.S. military health market. The Arlington, Va.-based Accenture LLP subsidiary intends for the acquisition to grow its offerings for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs as ASM becomes a subsidiary, Accenture said Wednesday. Jim Traficant,...

Pamela Craig Joins VMware Board of Directors

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Pamela Craig, formerly chief financial officer at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) for five years, has joined VMware‘s board of directors and will also serve as a member of the mergers and acquisitions committee. Her appointment takes effect immediately and she succeeds Renee James, who has stepped down to her focus on her role as president at Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), VMware said Tuesday. Craig retired...

Nancy Laben Named Booz Allen EVP, General Counsel

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Nancy Laben, formerly general counsel at engineering and design company AECOM Technologies, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) as executive vice president and general counsel. She will officially succeed the retiring Robert Osborne on Sept. 30 and also will serve on the firm’s executive management committee, Booz Allen said Wednesday. Laben will lead the firm’s law department and...