Eight new members of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee and one new member to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee have been named to new terms. The two federal advisory committees were created through the HITECH Act in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.Read More
HIT Policy Committee
The following is news and communication from the Office of the National Coordinator including Health IT Policy and Standards Committee’s meetings, consumer engagement, draft test procedures, and the Bonnie eCQM testing tool.
By John Halamka MD – All the members of the ONC Federal Advisory Committees met in Washington to review delivery system reform and the Interoperability Roadmap. We began the meeting with a thank you to Jodi Daniel, who will be leaving ONC after 10 years of service.
ONC is seeking applications for the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and Health IT Standards Committee (HITPC). If you are interested in becoming a member of the either committee, you can submit an application using ONC’s application database through Friday, September 11.
Four Health IT Policy Committee work groups shared feedback on CMS’ proposed rule for Stage 3 of the meaningful use program.
By John Halamka, MD – The February HIT Standards Committee was a joint meeting with the HIT Policy Committee to align the policy and technology work ahead in 2015.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is now accepting nominations for four openings on the Health IT Policy Committee. ONC is also looking for nominations for the Health IT Standards Committee.
Don’t miss these HIT Policy Committee and HIT Standards Committee meetings scheduled for this week.
The future of interoperability was discussed and endorsed by a joint meeting of the Standards and Policy Committees. We began with a preamble clearly stating that the roadmap we’re working on is a process not a finished product.