The Health IT 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.
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February 21, 2018
At the February 21, 2018 meeting, the Health IT Advisory Committee 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 Health IT Advisory Committee 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 Health IT Advisory Committee 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.