SAN DIEGO – May 3, 2011 – Cognitive Medical Systems, the emerging specialist in standard-based, advanced concept software solutions for healthcare organizations, announced today the hiring of former DefenseWeb Technologies CEO, Douglas W. Burke, as President.

Company Founder/CEO Mary Lacroix hired Burke to help build upon her vision to help firms meet the Nationwide Health Information Network’s interoperability requirements.

“Doug brings a proven track record of growing technology firms that offer unmatched value to government agencies and commercial entities in both service and expertise,” said Lacroix. “We’ve got aggressive plans to transform quickly from an emerging company to one that services a wide range of organizations in the healthcare market. Doug will help us get there, and we’re excited to have him aboard!”

Founded a year ago, Cognitive Medical Systems provides a broad range of services and capabilities, including consulting, program administration, project management, software engineering, database design and business process reengineering. The company is also building extensive experience in healthcare interoperability, particularly in regards to clinical workflow, decision support and data modeling projects.

“Standards-based technology within the healthcare industry is finally taking shape, and technology firms will have to adapt quickly to ensure that systems not only meet these new requirements, but – more importantly – increase the information exchange and decision-making capabilities of healthcare providers,” said Burke. “Cognitive Medical Systems is at the forefront of this issue, and we’re building a solid team and platform that will service this area very effectively. This was the right company to join at the right time, and I look forward to what we’ll accomplish!”