Vocabulary Task Force

The Health IT Standards Committee’s Clinical Operations Workgroup set up a Vocabulary Task Force to address vocabulary subsets and value sets as facilitators and enablers of Meaningful Use. The Vocabulary Task Force met monthly under the auspices of the parent Workgroup.

July 23, 2013

At the December 19, 2012 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee approved recommendations from the Vocabulary Task Force on the need to include current dental terminology (CDT) as a standard vocabulary for 2014 certified EHR technology to support Meaningful Use stage 2.

November 2, 2012

At the October 17, 2012 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee approved recommendations related to the Food and Drug Administration’s Unique Device Identification System Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

July 16, 2012

At the July 16, 2012 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee's Vocabulary Task Force developed recommendations for the use of vocabulary standards by measure developers.

September 9, 2011

At the August 17, 2011 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee approved recommendations from the Clinical Quality Measures Workgroup and Vocabulary Task Force jointly.

April 28, 2011

At the April 2010 meeting, the Health IT Standards Committee approved recommendations from the Clinical Operations Workgroup/Vocabulary Task Force. 

Member List

  • James Ferguson, Chair, Kaiser Permanente
  • Betsy Humphreys, Co-Chair, NIH, National Library of Medicine
  • Don Bechtel, Member, Siemens Healthcare
  • Christopher Chute, Member, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Bob Dolin, Member, HL7
  • Floyd Eisenberg, Member, iParsimony, LLC
  • John D. Halamka, Member, Harvard Medical School
  • Stanley M. Huff, Member, Intermountain Healthcare
  • John Klimek, Member, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
  • Rebecca D. Kush, Member, Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
  • Clem McDonald, Member, National Library of Medicine
  • Stuart Nelson, Member, National Library of Medicine
  • Marjorie Rallins, Member, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement
  • Dan Vreeman, Member, Regenstrief Institute
  • James Walker, Member, Geisinger Health System
  • Andrew Wiesenthal, Member, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Patricia Greim, Ex Officio, Office of the National Coordinator-Health and Human Services
Content last reviewed on February 16, 2016
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