– Rocky Reston, M.D., Ph.D., holds deep domain expertise in healthcare, clinical informatics, information systems infrastructure –  

SAN DIEGO  January 9, 2015  Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, today announced its new Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Rocky Reston, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Reston’s 30 years of expertise covers healthcare, clinical informatics and information systems infrastructure for a variety of organizations, most recently as the CMIO for the University of Louisville Physicians (ULP).

“Rocky is a strategic addition to our technology and product development efforts” said Cognitive Medical Systems’ CEO Emory Fry, M.D. “We’re striving for a leadership role in developing intelligent systems that enable healthcare decision making and workflow orchestration to be performed in real time. Rocky will contribute to that effort by helping develop national standards in the cognitive support space and for improving the ability for patients, providers and organizations to make informed choices.”

As CMIO for the University of Louisville Physicians, Reston worked with the CIO, hospital leadership, workforce and other administrators to effectively integrate the electronic health record and other IT systems throughout the institution. He also developed and analyzed data to identify mechanisms for improving IT functions in all areas of the organization. Prior to his work with the University of Louisville, Reston was the Chief of Clinical Information Research and Requirements with the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the CMIO for the Military Health System Cyberinfrastructure Services.

“I can think of no better place to be than at Cognitive Medical Systems,” said Reston. “The ability to affect positive change in healthcare has never been greater and I’m excited for how we’ll play a key role in doing so.”

Reston is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, board certified in clinical informatics and anesthesiology. He received his doctorate in medicine from the Uniformed Services University’s F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Reston also holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, Electromagnetics and Biosensors from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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.