Deven McGraw is the Director of the Health Privacy ar CDT. The project is focused on developing an dpromoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information. Ms McGraw is active in efforts to advance the adoption and implementation of health information technology and electroninc health information exchange to improve healthcare. She was one of three persons appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human SErvices (HHS), to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committe, a federal advisory committe established in the American Recovery an Reinvestment Act of 2009.
She also served on two key workgroups of the American Health INformation Community (AHIC), the federal advisory body established by HHS in the Bush Administration to develop recommendations on how to facilitate use of health information technology to improve health. Specifically she co chaired the Confidentiality, Privacy and Security Workgroup and was a member of the Personalized Health Care Workgroup. She also served on the Policy Steering Committee of the ehealth Initiative and now serves on its Leadership Committee. She is also on the Steering Group of the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health multi-stakeholder initiative.
Ms McGraw has a strong background in health care policy. Prior to joining CDT, Ms McGraw was the Chief Operating Officer of the National Partnership for Women & Families, providing strategic direction and oversight for all the organizations core program areas, including the promotion of initiatives to improve healthcare quality. Ms McGraw also was an associate in the public policy group at Patton Boggs, LLP and in the ehealth care group at Ropes & Gray. She also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and taught in the Federal Legislation Clinic at the Georgetown University Law center.