Seema Verma

Health Data Management - - MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE IT -

Ti­tle: Ad­min­is­tra­tor

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Cen­ters for Medi­care and Med­i­caid Ser­vices

Years in HIT: NA

Pre­vi­ous Po­si­tions: Founder, SVC. a con­sult­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion serv­ing state Med­i­caid pro­grams.

Sig­nif­i­cant Achieve­ments: Through her health pol­icy con­sult­ing com­pany, Verma es­tab­lished her rep­u­ta­tion for her work on In­di­ana’s re­designed Med­i­caid pro­gram. She also worked with Ohio and Ken­tucky to change those states’ pro­grams.

Im­pact on HIT: Verma is now af­fect­ing HIT pol­icy, and health­care pol­icy more broadly, through changes being im­ple­mented through CMS. The agency re­cently is­sued pro­posed reg­u­la­tions that would ease the bur­den on providers to re­port on ef­forts to im­ple­ment EHR sys­tems.

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