Peter Borden

Peter Borden is Chief Digital Officer for Healthcare at Cognizant, responsible for strategy, innovation, strategic partnerships and special programs across Cognizant’s healthcare business.

For the past 24 years, Peter has helped healthcare organizations realize the promise of technology as a means to deliver better health and business outcomes. In both the UK and U.S., he’s worked across payers, providers, consumer health, and the public health and life sciences sectors with a focus on customer experience & engagement, business and IT transformation, clinical informatics and health interoperability solutions.

Peter started his career in clinical research at Yale University School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He studied the biological basis of behavior at University of Pennsylvania, and computer sciences at Pace University.

Beating the Next Pandemic with a Resilient New Healthcare Supply Chain

The U.S. healthcare supply chain has been caught off-guard by the impact of the novel coronavirus. Shortages have ranged from personal protective equipment (PPE) to pharmaceuticals to ICU beds in some cities. For instance, large healthcare supply distributors warned customers about historic back-order rates and low inventory. Several reportedly turned to allocation, or partial fulfillment, […]

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Novel Coronavirus Will Spark a Whole New World of Healthcare

Imagine a world in which a pandemic such as COVID-19 is not a once-every-100-years occurrence but a once-a-decade event. This is not a prediction; neither is it beyond the realm of possibility. A 500-year flooding event has a 0.2% chance of occurring in one year; Houston, Texas, experienced three such events three years in a row. […]

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The Fate of the Next Pandemic Lies in What We Eat

If “wet markets” in Wuhan, China, played an early role in the spread of COVID-19, as is widely believed, the coronavirus pandemic has plenty of company: SARS, MERS, Ebola and other diseases also migrated from animals to humans. It’s impossible to overstate the role of the world’s food supply in the suppression or transmission of […]

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