Health IT Policy Committee

*Past meetings are shown from January 2013. For older meetings, please visit Health IT Archives.

The Health IT Policy Committee will make recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides that the Health IT Policy Committee shall at least make recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certifications criteria are needed in eight specific areas.


View the Newly Restructured Health IT Policy Workgroups


View the Health IT Policy Committee’s recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Meeting Archive

To obtain materials for full committee meetings prior to January 2013, please visit the Archive


The Health IT Policy Committee is comprised of:

  • 3 individuals appointed by the Secretary of HHS
  • 13 members appointed by the Acting Comptroller General of the United States
  • 4 members appointed by the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
  • Additional Federal members appointed by the President

Member List

  • Karen DeSalvo, Chair, ONC
  • Paul Tang, Vice Chair, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • David W. Bates, Member, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Christine Bechtel, Member, Bechtel Health Advisory Group
  • Paul Egerman, Member, Software Entrepreneur
  • Scott Gottlieb, Member, American Enterprise Institute
  • Gayle B. Harrell, Member, Florida State House of Representatives
  • Charles Kennedy, Member, Aetna/WellPoint, Inc.
  • Anjum Khurshid, Member, Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • David Kotz, Member, Dartmouth College
  • David Lansky, Member, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Christoph Lehmann, Member, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • Devin Mann, Member, Boston University
  • Deven McGraw, Member, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
  • Aury Nagy, Member, Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care
  • Neal Patterson, Member, Cerner
  • Marc Probst, Member, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Kim Schofield, Member, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Troy Seagondollar, Member, United Nurses Association of California
  • Alicia Staley, Member, Tufts Medical Center Patient & Family Advisory Council
  • Madhulika Agarwal, Ex Officio, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Patrick Conway, Ex Officio, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Thomas W. Greig, Ex Officio, Department of Defense
  • Chesley Richards, Ex Officio, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Robert Tagalicod, Ex Officio, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Terry Cullen, Liaison Member, Veteran's Administration