Cognitive Medical Systems and Motive Medical Intelligence Part of VA $22 Million Clinical Decision Support Initiative

Press Release | Cognitive Medical Systems | April 19, 2017

Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based Clinical Decision Support (CDS) software and healthcare IT infrastructure, and Motive Medical Intelligence, a leading provider of evidence-based clinical workflows, today announced that it will be a part of the U.S. Veterans Administration’s $22 million initiative.

The companies will work with prime contractor B3 Group on the one-year agreement to help the VA’s Office of Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) implement Clinical Decision Support (CDS) technology within electronic health records (EHRs).

“We’re excited for the opportunity to assist B3 Group and the VA transform healthcare through the use of technology innovation, open systems and open standards,” said Doug Burke, President and Cofounder of Cognitive Medical Systems. “We couldn’t think of a more important organization to do this in the service of our military veterans. We’re honored to be a part of it.”

The mission of KBS is to improve the ability of clinicians to provide care for patients while increasing quality, safety and efficiency. As part of this mission, KBS seeks to implement CDS within EHRs and VA health information systems. CDS provides clinicians, staff, patients and other individuals with knowledge and person-specific information, intelligently filtered and presented at appropriate times, to enhance health and health care. It encompasses a variety of tools and interventions, such as computerized alerts and reminders, clinical guidelines, order sets, patient data reports and dashboards, documentation templates, diagnostic support and clinical workflow tools.

“This initiative contributes to the development of an adaptive clinical learning system within the VA and serves as a model for the industry,” said Jeanne Cohen, CEO of Motive Medical Intelligence.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has developed and fine-tuned a substantial amount of CDS within its EHR. However, as in many other healthcare organizations, the CDS currently implemented is in a non-standard, non-shareable format tightly dependent on specific legacy technology. Consequently, healthcare organizations are spending valuable resources to create the same or similar CDS that is used exclusively within their respective EHRs.

“This contract will help to move the VA and the entire healthcare community towards standardization of clinical content and interoperable systems, thereby reducing costs for payors and increasing healthcare outcomes for patients” said Brad Palmer, founder and COO of the B3 Group.

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.

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About Motive Medical Intelligence

Motive Medical Intelligence is the premier provider of evidence-based clinical intelligence and insights to the health care industry. By connecting knowledge to performance in the workflow of health care providers, Motive’s adaptive clinical intelligence systems enable the standardization, automation, and distribution of the highest-quality, most cost-effective care across the care continuum.

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