Health IT Standards Committee

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

The Health IT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. Initially, the Health IT Standards Committee will focus on the policies developed by the Health IT Policy Committee's initial eight areas. Within 90 days of the signing of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Health IT Standards Committee must develop a schedule for the assessment of policy recommendations developed by the Health IT Policy Committee, to be updated annually. In developing, harmonizing, or recognizing standards and implementation specifications, the Health IT Standards Committee will also provide for the testing of the same by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

Workgroups

View the Newly Restructured Health IT Standards Workgroups

Recommendations

View the Health IT Standards 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 HealthIT.gov Archive.

Health IT Standards Committee Schedule for the Assessment of Health IT Policy Committee Recommendations

Section 3003(b)(3) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 mandates that the Health IT Standards Committee develop and publish a schedule for the assessment of policy recommendations developed by the Health IT Policy Committee. This schedule shall be updated at least annually.

In anticipation of receiving recommendations originally developed by the Health IT Policy Committee, the Standards Committee has created three workgroups or subcommittees to analyze the areas of clinical quality, clinical operations, and privacy and security.

Schedule [PDF - 102 KB]

Membership

The Health IT Standards Committee's membership reflects a broad range of stakeholders, including providers, ancillary healthcare workers, consumers, purchasers, health plans, technology vendors, researchers, relevant federal agencies, and individuals with technical expertise on health care quality, privacy and security, and on the electronic exchange and use of health information.

Member List

Last updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014