Health IT Policy Committee

The prior Health IT Policy Committee has been replaced by the Health IT Advisory Committee.

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 at least make recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certifications criteria are needed in eight specific areas.

Previous Workgroups

Health IT Policy Workgroups


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 Archive


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

Member List

  • Kathleen Blake, Co-Chair, American Medical Association
  • Paul Tang, Co-Chair, IBM Watson Health
  • Donna Cryer, Member, Global Liver Institute
  • Paul Egerman, Member, Software Entrepreneur
  • James Ferguson, Member, Kaiser Permanente
  • Scott Gottlieb, Member, American Enterprise Institute
  • Gayle B. Harrell, Member, Florida State House of Representatives
  • Anjum Khurshid, Member, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
  • David Kotz, Member, Dartmouth College
  • Christoph Lehmann, Member, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • Devin Mann, Member, New York University
  • Aaron Miri, Member, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin
  • Aury Nagy, Member, Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care
  • Carolyn Petersen, Member, Individual
  • Kim Schofield, Member, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Troy Seagondollar, Member, United Nurses Association of California
  • Brent Snyder, Member, Adventist Health System
  • Karen van Caulil, Member, Florida Health Care Coalition
  • National Coordinator, Ex Officio, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • To Be Determined , Ex Officio, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • John Scott, Ex Officio, Department of Defense
Content last reviewed on April 19, 2018
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