Applications for Health IT Policy Committee and Standards Committee Workgroups are now being accepted
Posted May 29 2014 12:09pm
Want to make a difference? Applications for Health IT Policy Committee and Standards Committee Workgroups are now being accepted
Are you interested in contributing to health IT strategy and policy, or to help identify which standards, implementation, and certification criteria are needed to help providers better use their health information technology? Apply to be considered for one of the ONC’s federal advisory committee workgroups now through ONC’s application database .
ONC is currently restructuring the workgroups of its Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs) ; the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) and Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC) . This effort is aimed at ensuring the work of the committees guide and aligns with ONC’s strategic direction and policy priorities into the next decade. It also serves as an opportunity to support collaboration across the committees and to build on the workgroups’ diverse membership. We are looking for new members that represent important perspectives and areas of expertise and add to the discussions by engaging in strategic, innovative thinking.
Workgroups typically meet virtually twice a month for at least three hours per month to deliberate and make recommendations to their respective advisory committees. By participating in one of our federal advisory committee workgroups, you will have the opportunity to be a part of what has been called one of the most open and transparent committees in government.
If you are interested in becoming a member of a HITPC or HITSC workgroup, please submit an application using ONC’s application database . ONC will use this database to identify and select members of the newly identified workgroups. To be assured consideration, please apply by Friday, June 6, 2014.
Health IT strategy
Health IT implementation, usability, and safety
Interoperability and health information exchange
Advanced health models and meaningful use
Privacy and security
Consumer perspective and engagement
Transport and security
Architecture, services, and application program interfaces (APIs)
Implementation, certification, and testing
All committee and workgroup deliberations are held publicly, promoting transparency throughout their recommendations process.
We are extremely fortunate to have had the support of extraordinary experts who generously volunteer their time and expertise to better our health care system and nation’s health through the use of health IT and we expect this to continue.