Definition

HIT policy committee

The Health Information Technology (HIT) policy committee is a federal committee created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) that advises the National Coordinator for Health IT on the creation of a nationwide health IT infrastructure.

The committee is made of twenty experts in both medical and technical professions, appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the acting comptroller general of the United State, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, and the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives.

Several work groups have been formed as sub-committees to the main committee:

•         Meaningful Use

•         Certification/Adoption

•         Information Exchange

•         National Health Information Network (NHIN)

•         Strategic Plan

•         Enrollment

•         Privacy & Security Tiger Team

•         Governance

•         Quality Measures

•         President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report

See also: HIPAA

 

Read more about HIT policy committee:

The HIT policy committee official government website

This was last updated in February 2011

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