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.

September 14, 2022

At the September 14, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Adopted Standards Task Force to maintain or phase out the existing set of ONC adopted standards and implementation specifications referenced in federal regulations, as required by 42 U.S. Code § 300jj–13 (Setting priorities for standards adoption).

February 10, 2023

At the February 8, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022 and Supplemental Background Research Document for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

February 17, 2022

At the February 17, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

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.

September 9, 2021

At the September 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Electronic Health Record Reporting Program (EHRRP) Task Force 2021 on the content for the EHRRP developer measures.

March 10, 2022

At the March 10, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the e-Prior Authorization Request for Information Task Force 2022 in response to ONC’s Request for Information Regarding Electronic Prior Authorization in the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

June 15, 2023

At the June 15, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the HTI-1 Proposed Rule Task Force in support of ONC’s Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) Proposed Rule.

July 14, 2021

At the July 14, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations in an addendum report to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

October 16, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the Priorities Uses report to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2018 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

April 12, 2023

At the April 12, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup on the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Draft Version 4.

June 16, 2022

At the June 16, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup. The recommendations identify opportunities to update the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) to address the HITAC’s priority uses of health IT, including related standards and implementation specifications.

April 13, 2022

At the April 13, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup on the USCDI Draft Version 3.

November 17, 2020

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

November 9, 2023

At the November 9, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Pharmacy Interoperability and Emerging Therapeutics Task Force 2023 to identify recommendations to support interoperability between pharmacy constituents, and the exchange of information necessary for medication management, patient safety and consumer engagement.

June 3, 2019

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

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).

November 10, 2022

At the November 10, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved the report to the National Coordinator developed by the Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022 to inform ONC’s continued collaboration with the CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative efforts.

July 14, 2021

At the July 14, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved the report to the National Coordinator developed by the Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2021 to inform HHS’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats.

July 16, 2019

At the July 11, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by 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 to the National Coordinator developed by the Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force on the language included in the Minimum Required Terms and Conditions.

September 9, 2021

At the September 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 ONC priorities for the Draft USCDI Version 3.

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by 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 to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the Draft USCDI Version 2.

October 16, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (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 to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2018 on the language included in the Draft USCDI and Proposed Expansion Process.

Pharmacy Interoperability and Emerging Therapeutics Task Force 2023

November 9, 2023

At the November 9, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Pharmacy Interoperability and Emerging Therapeutics Task Force 2023 to identify recommendations to support interoperability between pharmacy constituents, and the exchange of information necessary for medication management, patient safety and consumer engagement.

HTI-1 Proposed Rule Task Force 2023

June 15, 2023

At the June 15, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the HTI-1 Proposed Rule Task Force in support of ONC’s Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) Proposed Rule.

Interoperability Standards Workgroup

April 12, 2023

At the April 12, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup on the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Draft Version 4.

Annual Report Workgroup

February 10, 2023

At the February 8, 2023, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2022 and Supplemental Background Research Document for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022

November 10, 2022

At the November 10, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved the report to the National Coordinator developed by the Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2022 to inform ONC’s continued collaboration with the CDC’s Data Modernization Initiative efforts.

Adopted Standards Task Force 2022

September 14, 2022

At the September 14, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Adopted Standards Task Force to maintain or phase out the existing set of ONC adopted standards and implementation specifications referenced in federal regulations, as required by 42 U.S. Code § 300jj–13 (Setting priorities for standards adoption).

Interoperability Standards Workgroup

June 16, 2022

At the June 16, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup. The recommendations identify opportunities to update the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) to address the HITAC’s priority uses of health IT, including related standards and implementation specifications.

April 13, 2022

At the April 13, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Workgroup on the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Draft Version 3.

e-Prior Authorization Request for Information Task Force 2022

March 10, 2022

At the March 10, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the e-Prior Authorization Request for Information Task Force 2022 in response to ONC’s Request for Information Regarding Electronic Prior Authorization in the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

Annual Report Workgroup

February 17, 2022

At the February 17, 2022, meeting, the HITAC approved the HITAC Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021 for submission to the National Coordinator and subsequent transmittal to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress.

EHR Reporting Program Task Force 2021

September 9, 2021

At the September 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Electronic Health Record Reporting Program (EHRRP) Task Force 2021 on the content for the EHRRP developer measures.

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2021

September 9, 2021

At the September 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 ONC priorities for the Draft USCDI Version 3.

Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2021

July 14, 2021

At the July 14, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved the report to the National Coordinator developed by the Public Health Data Systems Task Force 2021 to inform HHS’s response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Ensuring a Data-Driven Response to COVID-19 and Future High-Consequence Public Health Threats.

Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021

July 14, 2021

At the July 14, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations in an addendum report to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021

June 9, 2021

At the June 9, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2021

June 9, 2021

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

U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force 2021

April 15, 2021

At the April 15, 2021, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2021 on the Draft USCDI 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 report to the National Coordinator developed by the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force, “A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration.” The report identifies 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

October 16, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Task Force 2019 on the Data Element Promotional Model Lifecycle for Submitted Data Elements.

Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2018

October 16, 2019

At the October 16, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the Priorities Uses report to the National Coordinator developed by the Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2018 on the standards and implementation specifications for the priority uses of health IT.

Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Task Force

July 16, 2019

At the July 11, 2019, meeting, the HITAC approved the recommendations to the National Coordinator developed by 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 to the National Coordinator developed by the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Task Forces in support of ONC’s final rule for the 21st Century Cures Act. The NPRM Task Forces covered the topics of Information Blocking, Conditions and Maintenance of Certification Requirements, Health IT for the Care Continuum, and USCDI.

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 to the National Coordinator developed by the U.S. Core Data for Interoperability (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 to the National Coordinator developed by 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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