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Robin Raiford

Senior Research Director

Robin Raiford was a senior research director with the Advisory Board Company's Health Care IT Advisor. She brought more than three decades of nursing experience and over 17 years in health care informatics to her position with the Advisory Board. She was a clinical informatics and meaningful use expert and industry speaker with strong clinical strategy, vision, and technology skills. Robin also specialized in clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry. 

She co-authored the chapter on meaningful use published by HIMSS in Spring, 2011 in Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, 2nd edition. She created our popular "Meaningful use: The whiteboard story" infographic and the "Meaningful Use Pocket Guide", which provides a summary view of all the regulatory documents surrounding meaningful use and the EHR incentive program.

Robin served as the executive director of federal affairs at Eclipsys Corporation and then Allscripts. Robin also served as chair of the HIMSS Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes Steering Committee, and through her tireless work as an advocate for patient safety, long-term care, and coordination of care, she received the Spirit of Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) award in October 2006 and December 2007; the 2008 HIMSS Distinguished Fellow Service Award; and the 2012 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Leadership Award. She also received White House recognition for her dedication to home life support patients in addition to being a White House volunteer in health care reform in the Clinton administration.

Robin received her nursing degree from Texas Woman’s University, was board-certified in nursing informatics, wasa certified professional in healthcare information and management, and was a HIMSS Fellow. Robin passed away in June 2014. 

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