Want to Serve on Standards and Policy Panels for the HIT Standards Committee?
Posted Mar 11 2009 3:57pm
I hope the 2 new women with HHS have their business intelligence hats on, they will be needed. We do need standards and the “smart” people at the helm, not politicians. March 16th is the deadline to volunteer to be a committee member. Dr. Halamka from Harvard, a current NeHC member has his thoughts at the link below.
We do need an agency in place for standards, otherwise we become more fractured than we already are. BD
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is seeking nominations to the HIT Standards Committee and HIT Policy Committee, both created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The HIT Policy Committee will advise the national coordinator on implementation of a national health information network. The HIT Standards Committee will advise the national coordinator on standards, implementation specifications and certification criteria to support the electronic exchange of health information.
The Act enables the Secretary of Health and Human Services to recognize the existing National eHealth Collaborative as either the policy or standards committee if the collaborative is modified to be consistent with the new law, according to the announcement of the accepting of nominations. "At this time, the Department of Health and Human Services is evaluating options regarding the National eHealth Collaborative and its role in relation to those committees."