Full Name
Mari Savickis
Job Title
Vice President, Public Policy
Company
CHIME
Speaker Bio
A passionate digital health and technology policy expert, Mari draws from more than twenty years of experience working both within and outside the federal government. A long-time advocate for leveraging technology smartly, she champions policies that improve the clinical experience for providers and patients alike, and which promotes innovation and competition.

In her position as Vice President of Public Policy with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) she serves as the voice in Washington, DC for chief information officers (CIOs), chief security officers, and other c-suite executives charged with the purchase and secure deployment of healthcare technology. Mari oversees all advocacy and interaction with federal agencies, the White House, and Congress on behalf of CHIME.
Mari leads a wide swath of health IT policy priorities including those touching interoperability, cybersecurity, privacy, patient safety, telehealth, connected care, and next generation technologies including machine learning and 5G. She has adeptly led several coalitions, and she thrives working with a variety of stakeholders.

Her policy expertise spans numerous federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the 21st Century Cures Act, and the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) Act. Mari is also a Medicare subject matter expert.

Prior to joining CHIME in 2015, she served as Assistant Director of Federal Affairs at the American Medical Association (AMA) for nearly a decade leading their health IT and HIPAA advocacy. She formerly served in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Mari initially entered the federal government after being selected for the highly competitive Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.

Mari graduated from the University of Delaware with a Master’s in Public Administration and dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and Spanish from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Mari Savickis