Executive Vice President
A Roundup of MEDITECH's Strategic Initiatives
Hoda Sayed-Friel charts MEDITECH's strategic direction—including
overseeing the evolution of MEDITECH’s Electronic Health Record—and
aligns it with Client Services to optimize the customer experience. Ms.
Sayed-Friel was promoted to executive vice president in 2012 in
recognition of her proven ability to create, coordinate, and communicate
matters of strategy.
Ms. Sayed-Friel is also responsible for our implementation and
customer service teams, as well as our business development—building
strategic partnerships that provide value to the MEDITECH system. She
leverages the collective expertise of the MEDITECH community to address
the complex challenges healthcare organizations face today.
Recognizing the importance of including the healthcare provider’s
perspective in systems design, Ms. Sayed-Friel has influenced the
development and adoption of Advanced Clinical Systems. She has been
actively involved in discussions with healthcare providers and consumers
to promote care coordination, interoperability, and disease management,
and highlighted the importance of using information systems to help
promote wellness and improve outcomes.
Ms. Sayed-Friel is a leading advocate for the use of IT to improve
the safety, quality, and efficiency of healthcare. She has spearheaded
both national and local efforts to promote the widespread adoption of
EHRs, consulting with national leaders on issues ranging from standards
development to successful adoption strategies and serving on the
Institute of Medicine's workgroup for Genomics & EHR integration.
Ms. Sayed-Friel earned a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern
University and before coming to MEDITECH, worked at New England Baptist
Hospital. She has been with MEDITECH for over 25 years and is widely
respected for her expertise in the development and implementation of
interoperable healthcare delivery systems.