Richard C. Embden Sr. is Vice President of Integrated Technology Systems of Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC). He oversees ECMC’s information technology department and works collaboratively with ECMC partners, including Kaleida Health. Rich has worked in healthcare leadership for 15 years in both provider and payer roles, successfully leading, optimizing, and supporting enterprise-wide Electronic Health Record (EHR) technical and business initiatives.
For the past ten years, Rich served as a nationally recognized senior consultant specializing in the tactical implementation of executive strategy within large healthcare systems in which he was responsible for process improvement/reengineering, planning, business development, technical implementations, optimization, change management, contract management, vendor management and community relations. He also oversaw the Project Management Office (PMO) revenue cycle technical support and clinical informatics teams.
Rich contributed to the New Jersey Health Information Technology Commission in preparation for the Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) “meaningful use” regulation for hospital and physician practices. He assisted Washington, DC’s ONC / CMS (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology / Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) in the development of the EHR curriculum provided to community colleges and universities nationally, as well as the EHR workforce required for EHR adoption.
Rich served as an Adjunct Professor for both Essex County Community College and Morristown Community College (New Jersey). He has maintained his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in good standing for over ten years.
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