Health IT Strategy and Innovation Workgroup

The Health IT Strategic Planning and Innovation Workgroup will provide input and make recommendations on policy issues and opportunities for future topical areas for the Health IT Policy Committee. It will consider trends and how existing policy may evolve to support innovation. The Workgroup will initially provide input into the revised Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and discuss a national agenda for leveraging health IT to support a learning health system. This Workgroup will look further into the future than other workgroups and make recommendations to ensure that policy development enables market innovation and considers market failures. The workgroup will also provide input on milestones and evaluation against these. Examples of issues that the Workgroup may consider include, but are not limited to, the use of non-traditional information in health and health care decisions, such as wellness data and information on social determinants of health, and issues related to big data and data analytics.

Member List

  • David Lansky, Chair, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Jennifer Covich, Co-Chair, eHealth Initiative
  • Kelvin Baggett, Member, Tenet Healthcare
  • Brian DeVore, Member, Intel Corporation
  • Kyna Fong, Member, Elation EMR
  • Sandra Hernandez, Member, California HealthCare Foundation
  • John Houston, Member, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, NCVHS
  • George Hripcsak, Member, Columbia University
  • Michael Painter, Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Richard Platt, Member, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Mark Savage, Member, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Paul Tang, Member, IBM Watson Health
  • John Derr, Liaison Member, JD & Associates Enterprises, Inc.
  • James Ferguson, Liaison Member, Kaiser Permanente
  • John D. Halamka, Liaison Member, Harvard Medical School
  • Jonathan Nebeker, Ex Officio, Veterans Affairs
  • Michelle Consolazio, Staff Lead, ONC