The HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHR Association) has announced its new chair and vice chair, along with executive committee election results.

Carl Dvorak, executive vice president of Epic Systems, has been elected to the position of chairman, and Charles (Charlie) Jarvis, vice president of healthcare services and government relations for NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, has been elected to the vice chair position.

Dvorak was a founding member of the Association, now in its fifth year. Jarvis has also served as chair of the communications workgroup, the government initiatives workgroup and the ambulatory special interest group. He succeeds Mark Segal, PhD, with GE Healthcare IT, who will also continue to serve on the executive committee and as past vice-chair. 

Both began their one-year terms on July 1.

Additionally, Rick Reeves; Jacob Reider, MD; and Mickey McGlynn were all re-elected to the executive committee for two-year terms. Pamela Chapman joined for a one-year term.

The HIMSS EHR Association is a trade association of electronic health record companies that join together to lead the health IT industry in the accelerated adoption of EHRs. The Association provides a leadership forum for the EHR software provider community to speak with a unified voice relative to important EHR issues.