She brings more than 25 years of technology experience in the areas of strategy, business development, product development and systems engineering to the firm.

cheng200“Ellen is exactly the right person to serve in this role,” said Doug Burke, President and Cofounder of Cognitive Medical Systems. “Her remarkable career in directing tech companies to maintain a high level of innovation that keeps pace with the changing needs of customers is remarkable. It will serve our clients well as continue our mission to transform healthcare. We’re excited to have Ellen aboard!”

Chang began her career in the US Navy developing analytical strategies for maritime intelligence operations. At mid-career, she left active duty to pursue a business degree and later joined JP Morgan as a banker in their west coast office. In 1999, Chang left to found a start-up in the aviation industry where the team focused on building a B2B aviation part sourcing and brokerage service focused on business jets. In 2002, she joined Northrop Grumman and the team designing the Global Hawk, the US Air Force’s first high altitude, long endurance, unmanned aerial system. Through 12 years she held increasing responsibilities throughout a variety of unmanned systems programs that culminated with a position as the Director of the Advanced Mission Systems Division, where the charter was to anticipate and develop products that would be relevant 5-10 years out.

Upon leaving Northrop Grumman in early 2015, Chang co-founded Lightspeed Innovations, an accelerator for startup and early stage companies in the Aerospace, addressing New Space, Unmanned/Robotics, Autonomy, Big Data/Analytics and Cyber Security. She is also chair of the Wharton Alumni Angel Network Southern California, having earned her Masters in Business Administration from the school in 1998.

“I’ve been a big fan of Cognitive Medical Systems for some time, and am very much looking forward to the opportunities we’ll create,” said Chang. “The need to develop clinical decision support tools that improve healthcare for patients, payers and providers has never been more critical. I’m looking forward to doing my part.”

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.
Cognitive Medical Systems is a fast-growing company helping public and private organizations make the most of clinical decision support tools. They come to us because we’re able to draw from decades of operational experience in on-the-ground health delivery, informatics, and enterprise software. And we combine that with technical prowess in complex infrastructure, workflows and CDS systems integrations.

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