SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 18, 2017 – Practice Fusion, the leading cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, announced today that Richard Loomis, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Practice Fusion, has been re-elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) for 2017-2018.
“We’re proud of Rich’s recognition and continuing role at the EHRA,” said Tom Langan, CEO at Practice Fusion. “He acts as a strong advocate for clinicians and will continue to make important contributions to the EHRA Executive Committee to help advance interoperability and the future of health IT.”
The EHRA is committed to supporting the delivery of safe healthcare, fostering continued innovation, and operating with high integrity in the market for EHR users and their patients and families. The EHRA Executive Committee is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the EHRA and frequently provides testimony, comments, and perspective to legislators and policymakers on many healthcare and health IT initiatives.
“Right now is an exciting time to be in healthcare,” said Dr. Loomis. “It’s largely unappreciated what the digitalization of medical records can mean for advancing medicine. We now have the ability to address some of the greatest challenges in care through health IT, and I’m honored to contribute to this work through our efforts at the EHRA.”
Dr. Loomis oversees health informatics, analytics and real-world evidence at Practice Fusion, and works closely with the company’s leadership team to provide pertinent guidance on clinical aspects of the company’s product offerings. Prior to joining the company, he led informatics at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California where his team focused on initiatives related to population health, analytics, and natural language processing.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion is the leading cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform for doctors and patients in the U.S., with a mission of connecting doctors, patients, and data to drive better health and save lives. By facilitating over five million patient visits a month with more than 600 connected partners, Practice Fusion helps coordinate care within the largest healthcare ecosystem in the U.S. As the most widely used cloud-based ambulatory EHR, Practice Fusion is helping to reshape the future of healthcare. For more information, visit www.practicefusion.com.
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