Steven Tough, a more than 20-year health care industry veteran, has joined the advisory board of health information technology services firm Cognitive Medical Systems.
Tough previously served as president of government programs at Health Net, where he also headed the federal services division and led operations related to the company’s Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicaid programs, Cognitive Medical Systems said in a press release.
He was also CEO of the California Association of Health Plans trade association and held leadership roles at Maximus and Foundation Health Corp. before the latter was acquired by Health Net.
Douglas Burke, president of Cognitive Medical Systems, said Tough’s experience will support the firm in its efforts to help patients leverage their health data and improve the company’s delivery of care services.
Cognitive Medical Systems is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business headquartered in San Diego that offers services encompassing quality measure management, cloud computing, custom software development, clinical knowledge management, systems integration and data analytics.