ASSYST Receives Contract Award from Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

We are excited to announce the award from Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) for  IT Consulting and Technical Support Services Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). ASSYST has been serving the State of Maryland for over 20 years. We are a prime contractor under Maryland Consulting and Technical Services (CATS+).

MHBE is an independent unit of the State government that provides accessible, affordable health coverage to Marylanders and is responsible for administrating Maryland Health Connection, the state’s health insurance marketplace, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

The contract award will provide MHBE to procure Health IT services in functional areas such as Application Development, Electronic Data Interface (EDI) Operations, System Operations, Testing & Quality Assurance, Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V), IT Audit and Compliance, Infrastructure, Security, Database & Document Management, Reporting, Deployment, Maintenance, and Operations (M&O), and the Project/Program Management Office (PMO).

As more innovations in Healthcare become a reality powered by technology and data, ASSYST aims to deliver impactful services to improve the health and wellness of MHBE’s customers, partners, and the community they serve, says Khalil Zebdi, EVP for Business Development and HealthIT.



As a Health IT Systems Integrator and Platform Solutions provider, ASSYST helps US government health and human services agencies, research, and nonprofit organizations to deliver high-quality health and wellness services. Our customers include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA), Program Support Center (PSC), and many State and Local Government agencies. Hephaestus is ASSYST's most recent innovation from our Green Accelerator Program, designed, developed, and implemented for Healthcare Providers, Government Health Agencies, Health IT Companies, and Health Insurance Companies. Hephaestus is an eloquent, lightweight, low-code application platform that provides customers with the component architecture required to implement the FHIR® specification. Discover more at