Read updates from the Federal Advisory Committees. The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the exchange of patient medical information. The HIT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria.
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**UPDATE** The Privacy and Security Tiger Team of the Health IT Policy Committee, and the Privacy and Security Working Group of the Health IT Standards Committee, will host a web hearing on credentialing patients on November 29, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm.
Giving patients access to their health information—and providing them with tools to electronically communicate with their clinical care team—is critical to making health care more patient-centered.
Are you interested in participating on a workgroup of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees? You can register now to be considered for these workgroups. Please register at ONC’s Workgroup Application Database .