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HHS - 2622 - Health Information Technology Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHealth Information Technology Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2622
Original Establishment Date8/17/2017Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.healthit.gov/hitac/committees/healt...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date8/17/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*HITAC Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Lauren
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Richie
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 3002 of the PHSA, as amended by the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114-255)Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-205-7674
Effective Date Of Authority*12/13/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*lauren.richie@hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This committee provides recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on a policy framework to advance an interoperable health information technology infrastructure. This includes standards, implementation specifications, and certain criteria and order of priority for development, harmonization, and recognition of such standards, specifications and certification criteria.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee shall be comprised of the following, and represent a balance among various sectors of the health care system so that no single sector unduly influences the recommendations of the Committee. Committee membership shall include at least 25 non-federal members and shall be appointed in the following manner: No fewer than 2 members are advocates for patients or consumers of health information technology; 3 members are appointed by the Secretary of HHS, 1 of whom shall be appointed to represent the Department of Health and Human Services; 1 of whom shall be a public health official; 2 members are appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; 2 members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; Other members are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States.

These members must at least reflect providers, ancillary health care workers, consumers, purchasers, health plans, health information technology developers, researchers, patients, relevant Federal agencies, and individuals with technical expertise on health care quality, system functions, privacy, security, and on the electronic exchange and use of health information, including the use standards for such activity. Non-federal members of the Committee are classified as representatives. These individuals are appointed for the sole purpose of providing the perspective of the area of expertise they have been appointed to represent. As such, alternates will not be allowed to stand-in for representative members selected for their own personal expertise and not the organization he/she represents.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee meets monthly, on average either virtually or in-person.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee is a requirement under the 21st Century Cures Act and will hold open, public meetings and hearings.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksIn accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act, this advisory committee replaces both the HIT Standards Committee (# 43018) and the HIT Policy Committee (#43019).

Operating costs for this committee have been less than projections made when the charter was written two years ago and will be adjusted when a charter amendment is necessary in the future.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe committee is only in it's third year of existence and cost savings may not be determined for many years to come, especially after the 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule has been implemented.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*52Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommendations approved by the HITAC from the USCDI and ISP Task Forces.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations are still under consideration by the National Coordinator.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations are still under consideration by the National Coordinator.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee is charged with recommending to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that permits the electronic exchange and use of health information as is consistent with the Federal Health Information Technology Strategic Plan and that includes recommendations on the areas in which standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria are needed. The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee is also charged with recommending to the National Coordinator an order of priority for the development, harmonization, and recognition of such standards, specifications, and certification criteria for those areas of Health Information Technology policy under its purview as specified in Section 3002 of the PHSA, as amended.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$31,634.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$28,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$418,784.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$422,972.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$16,061.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$70,057.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$72,000.00
Total Costs$536,536.00Est. Total Next FY*$542,972.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.70Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.60
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Computer Technology
Information Technology
Internet
Technology
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Privacy
Health
Health Care
Hospitals
Public Health
Treatment
Legislation
Rulemaking
Science and Technology
Innovation
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032509Annual Report Workgroup2020
 COM-035040Conditions and Maintenance of Certification Requirements Task Force2020
 COM-035039Health IT for the Care Continuum Task Force2020
 COM-035038Information Blocking Task Force2020
 COM-032508Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force2020
 COM-036777Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data Task Force2020
 COM-032506Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force2020
 COM-032507U.S. Core Data for Interoperability Task Force2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036533Health Information Technology Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034745Health Information Technology Advisory Committee2018
 COM-002016Health Information Technology Advisory Committee2017