– Deep domain expertise in IT, healthcare, corporate development of big benefit to fast-growing company –  

SAN DIEGO  January 16, 2015  Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today Jonathan Clark and Jon Melling, FHIMSS, have joined its Advisory Board.

The combined 50-plus years of deep domain expertise in IT, healthcare, corporate development and executive management experience will be of big benefit to the fast growing company.

“We’re witnessing exponential growth in demand for our platforms, and are honored to be able to tap into Jonathan’s and Jon’s acumen in how to effectively scale to not only meet current, and – as important – the future needs of the healthcare industry,” said Cognitive Medical Systems President Douglas W. Burke. “Doing so will enhance the ability for patients, providers and organizations to make informed decisions and improve outcomes at lower costs.”

Melling’s international experience both as an IT systems consultant and major vendor in healthcare goes back more than 25 years both in the UK and U.S.  He started his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and subsequently held senior positions with First Consulting Group, Ernst and Young, First Data Health Systems and ACT Medisys (Misys Health). Melling helped build HealthSystems Group in the UK into a leading health informatics consultancy. He also served as President of the Arizona HIMSS Chapter for two years (2010 to 2012) and was awarded Chapter Leader of the Year in 2011. Additionally, Melling chaired the HIMSS Healthcare Business Solutions Committee for the past two years and sits on a number of HIMSS Task Forces including ICD-10, Revenue Cycle Improvement and Accountable Care.

Clark is a seasoned strategic and tactical corporate development executive with more than 20 years experience in advising boards, executives and private equity groups on growth strategies, emerging trends and policy issues to help increase market share and maximize shareholder. Among other roles, he served as Managing Director for financial services firm powerhouse BB&T’s Capital Markets division and has managed a multitude of cross-functional teams with responsibility for defining goals, monitoring performance, training and motivating colleagues as well as adjusting priorities to achieve desired results. In his career, Clark has structured more than $2 billion in complex transactions, negotiating with lawyers, shareholders, executives and financing sources that drove critical deal parameters to required objectives while vigilantly identifying and mitigating risk.

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Cognitive Medical Systems is a certified HUBZone, 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.