Recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT

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 this FACA requirement has been satisfied, 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 that were in existence before the date of the enactment of the 21st Century Cures Act.

February 12, 2021

At the February 10, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

March 2, 2020

At the February 19, 2020, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

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.

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force report to the National Coordinator identifying standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of Health Information Technology (HIT).

December 9, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force report to the National Coordinator identifying standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of Health Information Technology (HIT).

November 17, 2020

At the November 10, 2020, meeting, the HITAC approved the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force report, “A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration,” to the National Coordinator, identifying recommendations to support the convergence of clinical and administrative data.

June 3, 2019

At the March 19, April 10, April 25, May 13, and May 22, 2019, meetings, the HITAC approved recommendations from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Task Forces (Information Blocking, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification Requirements, Health IT for the Care Continuum, and USCDI) in support of ONC’s final rule for 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).

July 16, 2019

At the July 11, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommendations from the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Task Force regarding the proposals in the TEFCA Draft 2.

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.

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the USCDI expansion process.

April 15, 2021

At the April 15, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the USCDI Draft version 2.

December 9, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the USCDI Task Force 2019 on the Data Element Promotional Model Lifecycle for Submitted Data Elements.

April 18, 2018

At the April 18, 2018, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the USCDI Task Force 2018 on the language included in the Draft USCDI and Proposed Expansion Process.

Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force report to the National Coordinator identifying standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of Health Information Technology (HIT).

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2021

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the USCDI expansion process.

April 15, 2021

At the April 15, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the USCDI Draft version 2.

Annual Report Workgroup

February 12, 2021

At the February 10, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force

November 17, 2020

At the November 10, 2020, meeting, the HITAC approved the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force report, “A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration,” to the National Coordinator, identifying recommendations to support the convergence of clinical and administrative data.

Annual Report Workgroup

March 2, 2020

At the February 19, 2020, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2019

December 9, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the USCDI Task Force 2019 on the Data Element Promotional Model Lifecycle for Submitted Data Elements.

Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2018

December 9, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force report to the National Coordinator identifying standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of Health Information Technology (HIT).

Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Task Force

July 16, 2019

At the July 11, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommendations from the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) Task Force regarding the proposals in the TEFCA Draft 2.

NPRM Task Forces

June 3, 2019

At the March 19, April 10, April 25, May 13, and May 22, 2019, meetings, the HITAC approved recommendations from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Task Forces (Information Blocking, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification Requirements, Health IT for the Care Continuum, and USCDI) in support of ONC’s final rule for the 21st Century Cures Act.

Annual Report Workgroup

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.

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2018

April 18, 2018

At the April 18, 2018, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations from the USCDI Task Force 2018 on the language included in the Draft USCDI and Proposed Expansion Process.

Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force

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.

Policy Framework

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).

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Content last reviewed on July 27, 2021
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