Charlene Underwood, MBA, FHIMSS
A nationally recognized expert in the field of healthcare informatics, Ms. Underwood defines Siemens strategy for health policy activities in emerging market initiatives, specifically those related to government and industry activities in healthcare information technology. Ms. Underwood is a member of the Health Information Policy Meaningful Use Workgroup and the HL7 Advisory Committee. She served as Vice Chair and Chair, HIMSS Board of Directors and as the first chair of HIMSS EHR Association. She is a past board member of the HIMSS Delaware Valley Chapter Board. She also served on the National Quality Forum Health Information Technology Expert Panel. She is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University School of Health Information Management. Ms. Underwood has held leadership roles in influential organizations including HL7, in which she participated in defining the organization’s EHR functional standards and model; and in the Computerized Patient Record Institute, in which she participating in the founding of the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence Program.