The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), a committee established in accordance with the federal advisory committee act (FACA), provides recommendations on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria, relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure, nationally and locally, that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. A formal transmittal letter must transmit the recommendations from the HITAC to the National Coordinator. Once the FACA has been satisfied (i.e., a transmittal letter sent from the committee to the National Coordinator), the National Coordinator can then determine the disposition of the recommendations. The HITAC unifies the roles of, and replaces, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee and the Health Information Technology Standards Committee, as in existence before the date of the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act.
February 21, 2018
At the February 21, 2018, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommended policy framework for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
March 21, 2018
At the March 21, 2018, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force on the language included in the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions.
April 18, 2018
At the April 18, 2018, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force on the language included in the Draft U.S. Core Data for Interoperability and Proposed Expansion Process.
April 5, 2019
At the March 19, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.
- HITAC Transmittal Letter
- HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018
- Executive Summary from HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018
June 3, 2019
At the March 19, April 10, April 25, May 13, and May 22, 2019 meetings, the HITAC approved recommendations from the NPRM Task Forces (Information Blocking, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification, Health IT for Care Continuum and USCDI) in support of ONC’s final rule for the 21st Century Cures Act.
July 11, 2019
At the July 11, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommendations from the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Task Force regarding the proposals in the TEFCA Draft 2.