Jeff Coughlin is the Senior Director of Federal & State Affairs at HIMSS. In this position, he leads HIMSS’ efforts to build stronger relationships with federal agencies and facilitates the building of a nationwide network of advocates for state-based initiatives that impact all aspects of health IT. Before joining HIMSS, Jeff was the team leader for corporate accounts at the Marwood Group, where he worked closely with clients, analyzing where they could most effectively influence legislative and regulatory processes and focus their advocacy efforts. His career also included several years in the health care non-profit advocacy world, and he also worked at HHS, where he was part of the team responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Government Performance and Results Act within the Department. His educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary and a BA in Political Science from Providence College.