The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), a trade association of companies that provide the vast majority of operational EHRs to hospitals and physicians across the US, announced new leadership for the coming year after their annual elections which took place earlier this month. Two Executive Committee members were re- elected to two-year terms, two new members were added, and a new chair and vice chair were - elected. These individuals fulfill EHRA’s objective to maintain balanced representation from companies that serve healthcare enterprises with both ambulatory and acute care EHRs, and companies that focus solely on the ambulatory EHR market.
Mark Segal, PhD, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, GE Healthcare IT, vice chair emeritus of the Association, and current chair of the Public Policy Leadership Workgroup, was elected to a one year term as chair of the Association. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead the incredibly talented and dedicated individuals on the Executive Committee as well as those who volunteer so much of their time for workgroup activities,” Dr. Segal said. “I believe we are making a real difference by bringing the collective voices of our companies and our customers to the policy process and to the many related initiatives that are currently driving the health IT industry,” he concluded.
Joining Dr. Segal in the role of vice chair is Sarah Corley, MD, Chief Medical Officer at NextGen Healthcare. Dr. Corley has served on the EHRA’s Executive Committee, and as chair of the Association’s Patient Safety Workgroup. She brings her experiences as a former commissioner on the Certification Commission for Health IT (CCHIT) and as a practicing physician to the Association’s work. “I look forward to working with Dr. Segal in our new roles, and building on the Association’s accomplishments over the past several years,” Dr. Corley said.
Re-elected to the Executive Committee for two-year terms are Meg Marshall, Director, Government Health Policy at Cerner Corporation, and vice chair of the Public Policy Leadership Workgroup; and Ginny Meadows, RN, Vice President of Regulatory Strategy for McKesson Corporation, and chair of the Quality Measurement Workgroup. Joseph Geretz, Chief Software Architect at SRSsoft and Sasha TerMaat, Program Director at Epic were elected to two-year terms. Mr. Geretz also serves as vice chair of the Certification Workgroup, and Ms. TerMaat leads the Meaningful Use Workgroup. Hatem (Tim) Abou-Sayed, MD, Medical Director, EMA Plastic Surgery at Modernizing Medicine will complete the second year of his two-year term during the coming year.
Michele (Mickey) McGlynn, Senior Director, Strategy and Operations for Siemens Healthcare, Health Services, who served two terms as Association chair, will move into an ex officio role. Leigh Burchell, Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for Allscripts, having served two terms as vice chair, will complete her fourth year on the Executive Committee. “It is essential that we retain the talent, experience, and perspectives of Mickey and Leigh who contributed so much to growing EHRA’s recognition and respect among industry leaders. We thank them for their great work,” new EHRA chair, Dr. Mark Segal, added.
About The EHR Association
Established in 2004, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Association is comprised of nearly 40 companies that supply the vast majority of operational EHRs to physicians’ practices and hospitals across the United States. The EHR Association operates on the premise that the rapid, widespread adoption of EHRs will help improve the quality of patient care as well as the productivity and sustainability of the healthcare system as a key enabler of healthcare transformation. The EHR Association and its members are committed to supporting safe healthcare delivery, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for our users and their patients and families. The EHR Association is a partner of HIMSS. For more information, visit www.ehrassociation.org.