MS, FHIMSS – Chair
Director of Federal Policy, Cigna
Mary is an award winning executive with proven experience in health care policy, focused on Federal and Congressional issues for the Digital Health Information Technology. She is a health policy expert, author, national speaker, and instructor in health policy and medical informatics.
Currently she serves as the Director of Federal Policy for Cigna focused on Digital/Health Information Technology, Data, Privacy and Security and Health Equity.
Mary’s management experience spans over 25 years’ in health care, and health IT. She has worked at HIMSS, Yale New Haven Health System, GE Health Care, IDX Systems, Tek Systems, Aetna and Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Her focus on health information technology and digital health policy experience brought her again to serve as a current chair of HIMSS Public Policy Committee. She also serves as Chairperson for NEHIMSS Advocacy Committee, a member of the American Telehealth Associations (ATA) Policy Council and AHIMA’s CEO Council.
Mary also worked for Congresswoman Nancy Johnson in CT (R-retired) and has provided testimony on the value of Health IT to the United States Congress.
Mary has delivered lectures across the country, and serves as a lecturer at Northeastern University, MS Medical Informatics and University of New Haven, Master in Healthcare Administration Programs, the HIT Certification Program at Capitol Community College, and has been an invited visiting scholar at Yale’s Healthcare Executive MBA, Leadership Program.
She authored many articles and blogs and has served as an Associate editor of Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation, published by CRC Press, August, 2016. Ghost editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare through Digital Patient Engagement, published by HIMSS in March, 2013. Winner of “book of the year” in 2014.
She has also received several awards for her leadership work in the industry; HIMSS Special Interest Group, HIMSS Leadership, AMIA Lecture Award, and Education Excellence award from the American College of Chest Physicians Association.