Cognitive Medical Systems, experts in helping large public and private organizations make the most of their comprehensive healthcare IT investments, recently named Julie Olson to lead its largest US Department of Veterans Affairs contract.
She brings more than 15 years of comprehensive corporate and program management experience across vastly diverse organizations in the public sector.
Most notable among the organizations that Olson’s supported center in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) health arena – Defense Health Agency (DHA) and TRICARE – as well as the US Department of Interior (DOI), US Department of Treasury, US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Justice. Her recent portfolio included more than 20 contracts with over 200 personnel located throughout the country and valued at more than $50 million.
“Julie is the right person at the right time to spearhead this important contract,” said Jaime Gerkin, COO of Cognitive Medical Systems. “She is keenly focused on fostering trust and growth in our business-partner relationships. We’re excited to have her in this strategic role!”
Before joining Cognitive Medical Systems, Olson served as the Director of Federal Civilian Business Unit at NetImpact Strategies, a woman-owned, business specializing in strategy and business transformation, IT modernization, data-driven Intelligence, cloud services, and cybersecurity. In that role, she led multi-year project support teams across the Federal Civilian and Financial Regulatory Business Units. Prior to that position, Olson worked for federal IT services provider Irving Burton Associates, Inc. (IBA), as Director of Operations, where she identified and pursued more than $200 million opportunities.
“I’m excited to be joining Cognitive and developing scalable processes and systems that will not only help the VA improve effectiveness but cultivate collaboration and ultimately ensure our team’s successful delivery,” said Olson. “This organization is singularly focused on providing our customers the ability to improve healthcare delivery while reducing administrative costs. I am proud to be part of a highly-skilled technical team that develops software platforms to interpret, contextualize, and securely communicate essential health data to providers and patients as meaningful, actionable information. It’s an honor to be able to support the VA’s mission and the importance of this work energizes our team and improves delivery.”
Source: Cognitive Medical Systems selects Julie Olson to lead company’s largest VA contract, March 2, 2022. Cognitive Medical Systems.