– Holds 25 years’ experience in enterprise architecture, will lead standards specification implementation initiatives –

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today it has contracted Ms. Lorraine Constable to help drive the company’s open data standards initiatives.

Ms. Constable has 25 years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect actively participating in data standards integration. She is currently co-chair of the HL7 International Architecture Review Board, acting chair of the Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Governance Board, and co-chair for HL7 International’s Orders and Observation and Electronic Services and Tools work groups. Ms. Constable is a member of both the Technical Steering Committee and US Realm Steering Committee for HL7. Past roles include vice-chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Standards Collaborative Working Group for Laboratory (SCWG 5) and for Architecture (SCWG 6), and member of the FHIR Management Group.

“As an industry we have to move beyond standalone and stove-piped system models,” said Cognitive Medical Systems President Douglas W. Burke. “Lorraine has been a key player in stewarding data standards for EHR interoperability in health IT and shares our vision for implementing them strategically.”

Specifically, Ms. Constable will help Cognitive prepare an Object Management Group (OMG) Request for Proposals (RFP) calling for candidate implementation specifications for the HL7 Ordering Service Interface. OMG specifications are a critical next step in the evolution of HL7 service functional models and eventual adoption by industry.

Cognitive has successfully balloted three DSTU (Draft Standard for Trial Use) standards through HL7: an Event Publish & Subscribe Service Interface specification, an Ordering Service Interface specification, and a Unified Communications Service Interface specification. These services are viewed as critical to standards-based clinical decision support systems.

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. OMG’s purpose is to improve the quality of care and reduce costs through the use of interoperability technologies throughout the global healthcare community.

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Cognitive Medical Systems is a service-disabled veteran-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business that specializes in standards-based software solutions for clinical workflow, decision support and data modeling projects. The company’s domain and field expertise in designing, implementing and integrating healthcare Service Oriented Architectures enables it to develop optimized solutions to complex problems for a wide range of organizations. For more information, contact www.cognitivemedicine.com.