Webcast: Executive Briefing: Federal Government Regulation on Interoperability and Health IT
This webcast will provide a high-level overview of soon-to-be-finalized federal regulations on standards-based interoperability and information blocking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
It will also highlight recent draft and final guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on regulation of clinical decision support (CDS) and other health IT software.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Initiatives driving use of HL7 FHIR-based application programming interfaces (APIs)
- Prohibitions on information blocking in order to enhance access to electronic health data
- Recent FDA initiatives to modernize regulation of CDS and other health software.
Mark J. Segal, PhD, FHIMSS
Digital Health Policy Advisors, LLC
Mark Segal is Principal, Digital Health Policy Advisors, LLC. He provides strategic counsel to clients on interoperability policy, value-based payment programs, and health IT regulation and patient safety. Previously he was Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs for GE Healthcare Digital. Mark has been a leader and expert participant for health IT-related organizations and policy issues, including standards and interoperability, patient safety and usability, 21 st Century Cures, value-based payment and incentive programs, certification, opioids, and delivery system reform.
Mark chairs HL7’s Policy Advisory Committee and is on its Advisory Council and Leadership Development and Nomination Committee. He served on Carequality’s Steering Committee and Advisory Council and the Board of the CARIN Alliance (he remains on its Policy Workgroup). Mark co-chairs the AAMI Health IT Committee, was on the NQF HIT Patient Safety Expert Panel, and is active in ECRI’s Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety. Mark served on the Health IT Standards Committee S&I Framework Task Force and was on the Bipartisan Policy Center Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT and Collaborative on Health IT and Delivery System Reform.
Mark was elected to the HIMSS North America Nominating Committee and was a member of HIMSS’ Quality, Cost, and Safety Committee; Government Relations Roundtable, and the Public Policy Committee. He is past Vice Chair and Chair Emeritus of the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA), past ex-officio member of EHRA’s Executive Committee, and past Chair of its Public Policy Leadership Workgroup. Mark was a member of eHI’s Leadership Council and past Chair and current member of its Policy Steering Committee. He has also served on AMIA’s Industry Advisory Council and Public Policy Committee. Mark has spoken, published, and used social media. He has a BA in political science from the University of Rochester and a PhD in political science from MIT.