The EHR Association announced its newly elected vice chair and executive committee members, as well as the reelection of the association’s chairman. The association represents a significant majority of installed EHR systems in the United States. Established in 2004 and supported by HIMSS, the association strives to maintain a balance in its leadership to ensure that member companies that serve the ambulatory market and those that serve the enterprise healthcare provider market are equally represented.
Mark Segal, PhD, director of government and industry affairs at GE Healthcare IT, was elected to the position of vice chairman. Segal was formerly a senior manager for global strategy in the HCIT Global Strategy Organization. Prior to joining GE Healthcare in 2006, he spent more than 20 years in healthcare, focusing on public policy, advocacy, and product management.
Carl Dvorak, executive vice president with Epic Systems, was elected to the Executive Committee to replace Andy Ury, MD, formerly of McKesson and Practice Partner, and a founding member of the EHR Association. With more than 20 years experience at Epic, Dvorak is well known in the HIT standards community and previously served on the association’s Executive Committee from 2004-2006.
Maria Rudolph, vice president of medical informatics for eMDs, and Charlie Jarvis, FACHE, vice president for healthcare industry services and legislative affairs for NextGen, were reelected to their association Executive Committee positions. They will serve with other Executive Committee members, including Michele McGlynn, strategic manager in government and industry affairs for Siemens Medical Solutions; Rick Reeves RPh, senior manager of product development services at Computer Programs and Systems Incorporated; and Steve Tolle, vice president of product management at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
Source: HIMSS EHR Association