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Robert Jarrin

Sr. Director, Government Affairs

Robert Jarrin is a Senior Director of Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated. He is based in Washington, D.C., and represents Qualcomm on U.S. regulatory matters relating to wireless health and life sciences.

Jarrin’s areas of responsibility include federal wireless health policy, healthcare legislative affairs, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of converged medical devices, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) healthcare efforts, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) telehealth reimbursement, and Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) regulation of health information technology.

Externally, Jarrin Chairs the Advisory Council to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Mobile Initiative (mHIMSS), leads the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Policy A-Team on Telehealth and Meaningful Use, is the U.S. Chair for the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TBC) eHealth Policy Sub-Working Group, Co-Chairs the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Health IT Working Group, co-leads the FCC mHealth Task Force (MTF) and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Medical Automation. He also served for three years as Co-Chair of the U.S. Policy Working Group for the Continua Health Alliance, and is on the Board of Directors for Vida Senior Centers, the oldest Latino non-profit organization in the District of Columbia.

Recently, Jarrin testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The hearing titled, “Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation” focused on the implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and FDA draft guidance of mobile medical applications.

In March 2013, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski formally invited Jarrin to join the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC has since created a Healthcare Working Group to gather information on consumer and patient issues related to the proliferation of mHealth technologies.

In April 2013, Jarrin was invited by the ONC to serve on the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) Section 618 Workgroup of the ONC Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC). The FDASIA Workgroup is charged with providing expert input on issues and concepts identified by the FDA, ONC, and the FCC, to inform the development of a report on an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework pertaining to health IT including mobile medical applications.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Jarrin worked as a Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Ericsson Wireless Communications, served as a Law Clerk in the White House Office of Counsel to President Clinton and also served as a Law Clerk and subsequent Consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice to Attorney General Janet Reno.

Jarrin frequently speaks at public conferences, federal workshops and hearings. He is on the faculty of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and provides lectures on mHealth and medical device regulations for Case Western Reserve University, Case School of Engineering.

Jarrin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law.