About Mark Segal

Mark Segal

Mark Segal is Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs for GE Healthcare Digital. GE Healthcare Digital is a global leader in delivering digital 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. He has provided advice to ONC and CMS in various agency settings and has been active as a leader and participant in numerous health IT-related organizations addressing critical policy issues, such as patient safety and usability, standards and interoperability, value-based payment, delivery system reform, and HIT-related payment incentives.

Mark is a member of eHI’s Leadership Council and Past Chair and current member of its Policy Steering Committee. He is an elected member of the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee, past member of the HIMSS Quality, Cost, and Safety Committee, past Chair of the HIMSS Government Relations Roundtable, and past member of the HIMSS Public Policy Committee. He is past Vice Chair and Chair Emeritus of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), current ex-officio member of EHRA’s Executive Committee, and past Chair of the EHRA Public Policy Leadership Workgroup, He is also on the AMIA Industry Advisory Council and Public Policy Committee.

Mark also co-chairs the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Health IT Committee, was appointed to the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) HIT Patient Safety Expert Panel, and is active in ECRI’s Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. He is a member of the Carequality (Sequoia Project) Advisory Council, HL7’s Advisory Council, Leadership Development and Nomination Committee and Policy Advisory Committee and was appointed to the Health IT Standards Committee’s S&I Framework Task Force. Mark was a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT and Collaborative on Health IT and Delivery System Reform.

Prior to joining GE Healthcare in 2006, Mark 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. He 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.

Is Using Health IT “Desk Work”?

Recent studies document and discuss physicians’ time on “desk work” or “desk top medicine” including time working with an electronic health record (EHR). The authors in the study on “desk work” also distinguish time spent during face-to-face patient encounters between … Read more

Health IT, Value-Based Payment, and Innovation: Let’s Get it Right

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

EHRs and Ebola: The Reality is Reassuring

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