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Health IT Policy Committee

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. 




Several HIT Policy Committee workgroups have been formed as sub-committees to the parent FACA. These workgroups meet periodically to discuss their topics, present their findings at HIT Policy Committee meetings, and make recommendations to the HIT Policy Committee.

The HIT Policy Committee workgroups are:

Workgroup meetings are held in public and notices for each meeting appear on the ONC website and in the Federal Register.


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


  • Farzad Mostashari   
    HHS/Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

Vice Chair

  • Paul Tang    
    Palo Alto Medical Foundation


  • Madhulika Agarwal, Veterans Administration
  • David Bates, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Christine Bechtel,National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Neil Calman, The Institute for Family Health 
  • Patrick Conway, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Arthur Davidson,Denver Public Health Department
  • Connie White Delaney,University of Minnesota/School of Nursing
  • Paul Egerman, Businessman/Entrepreneur
  • Judith Faulkner,Epic Systems Corporation
  • Scott Gottlieb, MD, American Enterprise Institute
  • Thomas Greig, Director, Clinical Informatics, Department of Defense
  • Gayle Harrell, Florida State Legislator
  • Charles Kennedy,Aetna
  • David Lansky,Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Deven McGraw, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Aury Nagy, Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care
  • Marc Probst, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Maryland
  • Alicia Staley, Tufts Medical Center Patient & Family Advisory Council
  • Latanya Sweeney, Harvard University
  • Robert Tagalicod, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


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 HealthIT.gov Archive