Health IT Standards Committee
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 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).
Several HIT Standards 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 Standards Committee meetings, and make recommendations to the HIT Standards Committee.
The HIT Standards Committee workgroups are:
- Clinical Operations
- Clinical Quality
- Consumer/Patient Engagement Power Team
- Consumer Technology Workgroup
- Nationwide Health Information Network Power Team
- Privacy & Security
- Vocabulary Task Force
Workgroup meetings are held in public and notices for each meeting appear on the ONC website and in the Federal Register.
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.
- Jonathan Perlin, Hospital Corporation of America
- John Halamka, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Jeremy Delinsky, athenahealth,Inc.
- Keith Figlioli, Premier, Inc.
- Lisa Gallagher, HIMSS
- Anne LeMaistre, Ascension Health
- Kim Nolen, Pfizer, Inc.
- Eric Rose, Intelligent Medical Objects
- Andrew Wiesenthal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
- Dixie Baker, Martin, Blanck, and Associates
- Anne Castro, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- Tim Cromwell, Department of Veterans Affairs
- John Derr, Golden Living, LLC
- Lorraine Doo, CMS
- Floyd Eisenberg, Independent Consultant
- James Ferguson, Kaiser Permanente
- Leslie Kelly Hall, Healthwise
- C. Martin Harris, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Stanley M. Huff, Intermountain Healthcare
- Elizabeth Johnson, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
- Rebecca Kush, Clinical Data Interexchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
- Arien Malec, RelayHealth Clinical Solutions
- David McCallie, Jr., Cerner Corporation
- Nancy J. Orvis, Director, Health Standards Participation, Department of Defense
- Wes Rishel, Gartner, Inc.
- Charles Romine, National Institutes of Standards and Technology
- Cristopher Ross, Mayo Clinic
- Sharon Terry, Genetic Alliance
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.