Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs
National Partnership for Women & Families
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
Mark Savage is director of health information technology policy and programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where he oversees the National Partnership's strategy and work to advance electronic health information access and exchange as the backbone for delivery reform, patient engagement, quality measurement, and population health. The work includes policy development throughout the Meaningful Use program and related initiatives at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the White House, but also reaches more broadly to initiatives to leverage health IT to reduce health disparities and to advance person-centered health and care planning. The National Partnership also leads the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of more than 50 leading consumer, patient, and labor organizations working since 2005 to advance patient-centered health IT.
Mr. Savage currently serves on the ONC HIT Policy Committee's Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use Workgroup and its HIT Strategy and Innovation Workgroup. He also serves on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics' Work Group on HHS Data Access and Use; as co-chair of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights' Health Care Task Force; on the board of directors of California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX); and on the ConCert by HIMSS Advisory Committee to advance interoperability, among others. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Savage was president and managing attorney of Public Advocates, a leading civil-rights law firm in California, and from 2003 to 2013, he was senior attorney at Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports.