Executive Vice President
Hoda Sayed-Friel charts MEDITECH's strategic direction overseeing the evolution of MEDITECH’s Electronic Health Record to create innovative products which provide value and optimize the customer experience. Ms. Sayed-Friel was promoted to executive vice president in recognition of her proven ability to create, coordinate, and communicate matters of strategy and her ability to lead customer service and implementation teams.
Ms. Sayed-Friel is responsible for MEDITECH Professional Services, as well as EHR strategy, leveraging her experience and the collective expertise of the MEDITECH community to create, deploy and provide services to assist and advise customers on how to address the complex challenges of an evolving healthcare system.
With her clinical degree and experience, Ms. Sayed-Friel recognizes the importance of including the healthcare provider’s perspective in systems design, and she has influenced the development and adoption of advanced clinical systems. She has been actively involved in discussions with healthcare providers and consumers to promote care coordination, interoperability and population health, highlighting the importance of using information systems to promote wellness and improve outcomes.
Ms. Sayed-Friel is a leading advocate for the use of IT to improve the safety, quality, and innovation in healthcare. She has spearheaded both national and local efforts to promote the widespread adoption of EHRs, consulting with national leaders on issues ranging from standards development to successful adoption strategies and serving on various workgroups for Genomics & EHR integration, App developers, as well as bipartisan committees that guide the government in EHR regulations.
Ms. Sayed-Friel earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University and before coming to MEDITECH, worked at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been with MEDITECH for over 34 years and is widely respected for her creativity and expertise in interoperable healthcare delivery systems.