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Joshua J. Seidman, PhD is the Managing Director of Quality & Performance Improvement at Evolent Health, an ACO services provider. Evolent—formed as a joint venture of the Advisory Board Company and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)—offers a provider-led, fully integrated platform for population management for large health care delivery systems. He is responsible for prioritizing quality measures, tracking performance and improving quality for Evolent’s clients. He works closely with the clinical transformation team in designing and implementing QI interventions, patient engagement strategies and population health management programs. Prior to joining Evolent, Seidman was the Director of Meaningful Use at the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and founder and former president of the Center for Information Therapy. He is also a CFAH William Ziff Fellow.


Electronic Medical Record vs. Electronic Health Record: Clarifying the EHR/EMR Difference

Joshua Seidman | January 13, 2011
What's in a word? Or, even one letter of an acronym? Some people use the terms electronic medical record and electronic health record interchangeably. But here at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), you'll notice we use electronic health record or EHR almost exclusively.