We are both excited and honored to have Justin represent the EHRVA as its new chairman," said Tee Green, president of Greenway Medical Technologies.
Other elected members to the EHRVA Executive Committee include: vice chairman, Dr.
HIMSS EHRVA is a trade association of Electronic Health Record (EHR) companies that join together to lead the HIT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the US.
Elected on July 1, Barnes, along with a vice chairman, will serve a year-long term with the EHRVA.
E[acute accent]--Interoperability: Progress through Unprecedented Collaboration with Charlene Underwood, MBA, director, government and industry affairs, Siemens Medical Solutions and chair, HIMSS EHRVA
In addition, Barnes is the chairman of membership for EHRVA and is a current member of HIMSS's Health Information Technology Advisory Council.
We have worked to make Greenway a leader in this industry and we can now give back to the healthcare industry by providing expertise to the EHRVA.
EHRVA represents more than 32 EHR vendors who have voluntarily elected to come together with a primary mission to provide a forum for the vendor community to address national efforts relative to health information interoperability, standards, EHR certification, performance and quality measures, and other evolving government, industry and physician association intiatives and requests.
Barnes serve in the EHRVA shows that we are achieving this goal.
In the aftermath of Katrina, the EHRVA has been actively engaged with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) and other healthcare stakeholders to support the potentially nomadic evacuee population in the goal of making medical record information available wherever they receive care.
EHRVA has joined with HL7 in this call to members to participate and pool resources for interoperable electronic health records.
We are taking our cues from providers who are working from the conviction that a stronger HIT foundation will better prepare us for any eventuality such as these recent storms," said Charlene Underwood, EHRVA chairperson and Director, Government and Industry Relations for Siemens Medical Solutions.