Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that it has partnered with MITRE on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH) through its work for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) on Health eDecisions (HeD).

CAMH is the first healthcare-focused Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC); it seeks to create a more integrated health system with improved access and quality at a sustainable cost. FFRDCs are public-private partnerships that conduct research for the government.

To this end, MITRE is collaborating with various professional and technical organizations, standards bodies, advisory committees, and academic institutions to build the capacity of the nation’s health infrastructure and workforce, as well as accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into practice.

“Collaboration between the private and public sectors is key to solving our biggest health IT challenges,” said Cognitive Medical Systems President & Co-founder Douglas W. Burke. “We’re excited to be part of the alliance and look forward to contributing.”

HeD is a public-private initiative sponsored by ONC to enable interoperable clinical decision support at scale. Cognitive supported the development of the HeD expression syntax and the national demonstrations of HeD.

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Cognitive Medical Systems is a service-disabled veteran-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.