In Part 1 of this post, I provided an overview of the new Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed in response to the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which sets out a path to value-based Medicare physician … Read more
About Mark Segal
Mark Segal is Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs for GE Healthcare IT, a $1.4 billion segment of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare IT is a global leader in delivering information technology solutions that support high-quality and cost-effective care through business, clinical and imaging applications covering settings from the physician office to the integrated delivery network.
Working closely with GE Healthcare’s Washington Office and Standards Team, Mark directs participation in various government and industry groups, helps define and drive advocacy agendas, and coordinates responses to regulations and legislation. Mark is past Vice Chair and current Chair of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), past Chair of the EHRA Public Policy Leadership Workgroup, past Chair of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable and member of the HIMSS Public Policy Committee, member of the AMIA Public Policy Committee, and member of the WEDI Industry Affairs Committee. He is also a member of eHI’s Leadership Council and Chair of its Policy Steering Committee. Mark has been appointed to the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) HIT Patient Safety Expert Panel and is also a member of the HL7 Advisory Council. Mark was a member of the Task on Delivery System Reform and Health IT of the Bipartisan Policy Center and serves on the Center’s Collaborative on Health IT and Delivery System Reform.
Before taking this role, Mark was a Senior Manager for Global Strategy at GE Healthcare IT. Prior to joining GE Healthcare in 2006, he spent over 20 years in healthcare, most recently as Vice President at both Medical Present Value, Inc. and the American Medical Association, focusing on public policy, advocacy and product management.
Mark has spoken, published, and used social media extensively to communicate on a variety of healthcare topics. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Rochester and a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
I recently returned from GE Healthcare Digital’s major customer meeting, Centricity LIVE. While at this meeting, which provided many opportunities to speak with customers about their priorities, I presented on the new CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) called for by … Read more
Medicare is shifting rapidly to value-based and integrated care. Notably, the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) initiated major changes in Medicare physician payment. In addition to ending the long reviled Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) used to update Medicare professionals’ … Read more
Co-Author: Keith Boone Even as healthcare providers are fighting the present Ebola epidemic, the next one may still take them by surprise. For example, public health workers who developed projects for tracking and monitoring avian flu might recall how little … Read more
Future directions in federal health IT policy are taking shape. We are starting to see clear, reinforcing themes from Congress, the Administration, policy experts, and key stakeholders. First, policymakers’ number one (and two, three, four, etc.) priority is interoperability, with … Read more