SAN DIEGO – October 9, 2019 – Cognitive Medical Systems, experts in helping large public and private organizations make the most of their comprehensive healthcare IT investments, announced today that it secured a National Institutes of Health prime contract.

The company will direct the efforts for the agency’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Health Information Center to build electronic common data element models and profiles that describe key concepts related to kidney and other chronic diseases.

“The healthcare system can be complex and fragmented, especially for patients with multiple chronic conditions, who typically have many providers, medications and treatments,” said Douglas W. Burke, President of Cognitive Medical Systems. “The solution to this fragmentation is better care coordination, facilitated by longitudinal, shared care plans. We understand both the complexities of the clinical health field and the technologies that can successfully address them. We’re excited to begin this important work!”

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is the draft standard for health data formats and elements, with great interoperability potential. It is also an application programming interface (API) and has become one of the most popular protocols for health information exchange between disparate systems and data. Under this project, Cognitive’s team will utilize FHIR to develop a comprehensive Implementation Guide for NIDDK’s e-Care plan, and then create applications and pilots to demonstrate that the standard and tool sets enable clinicians to better manage patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), including chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pain.

EMI Advisors, a technology and innovation consulting firm that provides health data advisory services across the health, human services, and information technology sectors, will serve as Cognitive’s key partner on this important initiative. “The standards development community has made significant strides in developing and publishing robust health data standards to support interoperable data exchange,” said Evelyn Gallego, CEO of EMI Advisors. “We are at a pivotal point to expand on this work to enable person-centered e-care planning for individuals living with multiple chronic diseases. We are delighted to partner with Cognitive and support NIDDK in the development and testing of a FHIR enabled e-Care Plan.

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.
Cognitive Medical Systems helps public and private organizations make the most of their healthcare and other IT investments. The company draws from decades of operational experience in clinical healthcare delivery, informatics, UI/UX, human factors engineering and enterprise software development, specializing in complex infrastructure, workflows, decision support and systems integration.

Since its founding in 2010, Cognitive Medical Systems’ consistent focus on innovative and solutions-based IT applications drives our progress forward. Our rapid expansion is driven by our continued improvement and innovative approach to solving IT-related challenges. Major contract wins prove our results-driven approach to make our customers successful works.