“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…”
“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…” Read the full press release here.
Source: Cognitive Medical Systems secures NIH prime contract – October 9, 2019. Cognitive Medical Systems.