About the Membership of the CommitteeThe Health IT Advisory Committee is comprised of:
- No fewer than 2 members are advocates for patients or consumers of health information technology
- 3 members are appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
- 1 of whom shall be appointed to represent the Department of Health and Human Services
- 1 of whom shall be a public health official
- 2 members are appointed by the majority leader of the Senate
- 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the Senate
- 2 members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
- 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives
- Other members are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States
Frequently Asked Questions
Are members compensated? This is a volunteer position, there is no pay.
What is the time commitment? The time commitments vary based on the charge and tasks. On average, task forces meet for 90 minutes weekly for the duration of the charge, typically 3 months. Workgroups usually meet weekly or monthly for 90 minutes for 6-9 months and the charge continues across years.
Is there travel involved? Subcommittee meetings are virtual (web and phone). Under rare circumstances, a subcommittee may meet in-person in the greater DC metro area. In this case, travel/lodging/per diem support is provided for members.
How do I apply or nominate someone to participate in a subcommittee? In order to create an account and submit an application in the database, individuals need to apply directly. Letters of support can be attached to an individual’s application.
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