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Medsphere’s Bobbie Peterson Joins Board of HIMSS, National Capital Area Chapter

VP of federal business development elected membership and outreach committee chair for 2013-2014

Carlsbad, Calif. - Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of affordable and interoperable healthcare IT solutions, today announced that Bobbie Peterson, vice president for government business development, has joined the board of the Health Information Management and Systems Society’s (HIMSS) National Capital Area (NCA) chapter. Ms. Peterson was also elected chair of the membership and outreach committee for 2013-2014.

Ms. Peterson’s new leadership position with the HIMSS NCA chapter will enable her to engage more actively with the Washington, DC, health IT community to address healthcare overhaul challenges such as meaningful use, ICD-10 coding, and electronic health record integration and interoperability issues.

With more than 20 years of diverse experience in business development and management, Ms. Peterson has played key roles in federal health IT and biomedical research business acquisition at several large health IT companies. Her commitment to health IT is evidenced by active participation in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Bethesda, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent (OSEHRA), the American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Ms. Peterson holds a master of science in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University and is recognized as both a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare and Information Management Systems (CPHIMS).

About HIMSS NCA Chapter

The National Capital Area Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS-NCA) has a diverse membership spread throughout Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Members represent hospitals, managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems and non-profit healthcare organizations, as well as government agencies such as the Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health & Human Services. HIMSS-NCA's vision is to support the region's federal and commercial healthcare information technology and management professionals through timely, focused programs that explore current issues.

About Medsphere’s Government Services Division

Founded in 2002, Medsphere Systems Corporation is an award-winning small business organization of clinical and technology professionals working to make quality healthcare IT solutions accessible to organizations of virtually any size, shape or budget. A software development, systems integration and professional services company based in Southern California with presence throughout the U.S., Medsphere has extensive experience with large-scale healthcare systems and is a leading provider of flexible open and non-open source solutions.

Medsphere Government Services professionals are experienced in strategic planning, thought leadership, workable requirements and design, development, interface and integration, testing, deployment, implementation, help desk and customer care, and project management for the Indian Health Service’s Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ VistA platform.