MEDITECH Senior Government Affairs Manager Elected to HIMSS EHRA Executive Committee
HIMSS EHRA is made up of more than 30 EHR companies addressing national efforts to accelerate health IT adoption, advance interoperability, and improve quality and safety of patient care.
MEDITECH is proud to announce Barbara Hobbs, senior government affairs manager, has been elected to the Executive Committee of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA). Hobbs is one of just eight members chosen by EHRA members during the organization’s annual committee election to guide the prestigious group of healthcare leaders in their efforts to advocate for safe and interoperable EHRs in hospitals and ambulatory care settings.
“I’m honored to be elected to the HIMSS EHRA Executive Committee,” said Hobbs. “My role will continue to advance MEDITECH to the forefront of the healthcare industry, and I cannot wait to work closely with healthcare professionals on important industry initiatives in Washington, D.C.”
Hobbs will represent the EHRA at industry events and actively participate in the development and implementation of key initiatives focusing on EHR usability and interoperability. Since the inception of the EHRA, Hobbs has been vice chair and chair of the Membership Committee, and has worked in EHRA workgroups focusing on public policy, delivery system reform, EHR certification, and standards and interoperability.
The EHRA provides a forum for the EHR vendor community to collaborate on various initiatives including standards development, the certification process, public policy, interoperability, patient safety and quality measures, and other EHR issues that may become the subject of increasing government, insurance and physician association initiatives and requests.
Hobbs has worked at MEDITECH for more than 20 years, where she has demonstrated immense thought leadership and commitment to elevating the company’s government presence. She oversees government relations and industry affairs and focuses on developing strategies in the areas of 21st Century Cures, interoperability, and usability.