The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) made 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) provided that the Health IT Policy Committee make recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certifications criteria are needed.
The Health IT Policy Committee was 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