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Robert M. Tennant, MA

Robert Tennant, MA, Director, Health Information Technology Policy, Government Affairs, MGMADirector, Health Information Technology Policy 

Robert focuses on federal legislative and regulatory health information technology issues, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), electronic health records, electronic prescribing and ICD-10. He participates in numerous industry efforts, including:

  • Board of Directors of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
  • WEDI's Strategic National Implementation Process
  • Certification Commission for Health Information Technology EHR Expert Panel
  • American Health Information Community Consumer Empowerment Workgroup
  • National Uniform Claim Committee
  • e-Health Initiative's Policy Steering Committee
  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare CORE initiative
  • Healthcare Administrative Simplification Coalition (HASC)


Robert began his work with MGMA in June 1997.  He received his undergraduate degree from Carleton University and his master's degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Robert also attended the University of Maryland, College Park for Doctoral studies. Robert has also received the WEDI Distinguished Service Award and Leadership in Technology award.

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