Robin Raiford is a senior research director with the Advisory Board Company's Health Care IT Advisor and has more than three decades of nursing experience and over 17 years in health care informatics. She is a clinical informatics and meaningful use expert and industry speaker with strong clinical strategy, vision, and technology skills. Robin also specializes in clinical decision support and computerized provider order entry.
She is co-author of the chapter on “Meaningful Use” published by HIMSS in Spring, 2011 in Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, 2nd edition and creator of the "Meaningful use—the white board 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 was previously the executive director of federal affairs at Eclipsys Corporation and then Allscripts. Robin has 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, and is the 2008 recipient of the HIMSS Distinguished Fellow Service Award. Robin 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, is board certified in nursing informatics, is a certified professional in healthcare information and management, and is a Fellow in HIMSS.
Insights & Expertise
Download our poster to compare the latest objectives and measures of meaningful use Stages 1 and 2, as outlined by CMS for 2014.
Download the pocket guide to compare meaningful use Stage 1 and Stage 2.