Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today it has teamed with Book Zurman on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) $20.7 million Integrated Health Standards indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide subject matter expertise, policy guidance, and strategic recommendations regarding health standards implementation for Knowledge Based Systems within the VA Office of Informatics and Analytics.

“Cognitive shares Book Zurman’s passion for improving the health of military service members and veterans,” says Douglas W. Burke, Cognitive Medical Systems President & Co-founder. “We are honored to work with them toward improving VA healthcare through standards.”

In addition to Cognitive, the team includes Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, BITS, JP Systems, and Leidos. It will be responsible for engaging VA project teams to validate technical specifications and business requirements to ensure that VA’s needs are met and health standards are properly implemented; working with business owners to establish well-defined requirements, select appropriate standards, and constrain them accordingly to meet VA clinical use cases; and making recommendations to external VA offices and teams on how to integrate standards and information models into current and planned activities.

About Book Zurman

Book Zurman, Inc. specializes in managing complex program lifecycles that include developing, deploying, and maintaining large-scale, enterprise wide healthcare IT systems. We provide program, project, and IT architecture management services in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Health Informatics including medical terminology and HIT standards. As a Center for Veteran Enterprises (CVE) certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, we have partnered with the VA to streamline inter-agency collaboration, build robust clinical business analysis and modeling systems, define clinical terminology/interoperability standards and requirements management, and improve PMO support.

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.