Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) History & Highlights

What is the HITAC?

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) was established in the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act) and is governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees.

What does the HITAC do?

The HITAC recommends to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria. HITAC has focused on five target areas as defined in the Cures Act: Design and Use of Technologies that Advance Health Equity, Use of Technologies that Support Public Health, Interoperability, Privacy and Security, and Patient Access to Information.

HITAC Member Appointments and Federal Representatives

30 Members as of January 1, 2024

Two patient advocate/consumer members


Congressional Appointments

Two from each party in House/Senate


GAO Appointments


HHS Appointments


Federal Representatives

712 Recommendations Transmitted to the National Coordinator as of January 1, 2024

2018 Subcommittees

2019 Subcommittees

2020 Subcommittees

2021 Subcommittees

2022 Subcommittees

2023 Subcommittees

Other Subcommittees

Other HITAC Deliverables as of January 1, 2024

Previous Federal Advisory Committees

The work of the previous Health IT Policy Committee and Health IT Standards Committee can be found here: