As a healthcare innovation & services strategist, Justin is a corporate, board and public policy advisor. In addition, he’s Chairman Emeritus of the HIMSS EHR Association and Co-Chairman of the Accountable Care Community of Practice where he assists these organizations with industry strategy, collaboration and leadership. Mr. Barnes is also the host of healthcare’s most popular weekly syndicated radio show “This Just In” that airs on Healthcare Radio and Business Radio X. He’s also the voice of HIMSS Radio.
Justin has formally addressed and/or testified before Congress as well as the last three Presidential Administrations on more than twenty occasions with statements relating to alternative payment & care delivery models, MACRA, the Quality Payment Programs, value-based reimbursement, interoperability, EHR meaningful use, consumerism, health IT innovation, health information exchange, patient engagement, quality, HIPAA and the globalization of healthcare. Barnes is a regular public speaker on these issues and has appeared in more than 2,000 journals, magazines and broadcast media outlets relating to national leadership of healthcare and health IT. In addition, Barnes has advised several U.S. Presidential campaigns on healthcare public policy, HIPAA, health information exchange, health IT and EHRs.
Justin majored in Legal Studies and holds a BA & BS from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds a Certificate of Diagnostics from Emory’s School of Medicine and is also a HIMSS Fellow. Justin proudly served Rotary International as a Board Member and Chairman of Public Relations for the Amherst Rotary Club. He's also a veteran, having served in the United States Army within Infantry (11B) & Communication (31M) Units.