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Saturday 12 July 2014

Accenture to run Obamacare website

Alex Wayne

Published 13/01/2014|02:30

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ACCENTURE has won a major contract from the US government to manage the Obamacare website.

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CGI Group, the company that built the main Obamacare website, will be replaced next month when its contract with the US federal government expires and Dublin-based Accenture is tipped as its successor.

Accenture will be contracted to complete unfinished work on healthcare.gov and run the site, which has cost the US government $319m (€233m) to date.

The online roll-out of America's new universal healthcare scheme has been plagued by delays, error messages and hang-ups that prevented people from completing applications.

Accenture would be a good fit to take over the contract because of its reputation and size, according to David Grossman, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus.

"They would have both the scale and the resources to bring to bear to improve this system, get it working and then support it," he said.

Irish Independent

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