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New Health Information Technology advisory committee members to advise National Coordinator
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today named new and continuing members to both the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy and HIT Standards Committees. The committees provide a direct means for health information technology stakeholders and the public to provide input to HHS.
The two federal advisory committees were created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. They are charged with recommending policies and technologies needed to implement a nationwide health information technology infrastructure and strategic plan.
Members of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) are appointed in the following manner: three members appointed by the HHS Secretary; four members appointed by Congress; 13 members appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States; and other federal members appointed by the President. Members of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) are appointed solely by the HHS Secretary, with input from the HHS National Coordinator for Health IT.
“The role the Policy and Standards Committees play in helping guide the nation’s health IT policy is immeasurable,” said Farzad Mostashari, M.D., HHS national coordinator for health IT. “HHS relies on their input and guidance because of each member’s broad and diverse perspectives that have been informed by their real-world experience.”
Continuing Member on the HITPC
- Deven McGraw, privacy and security representative; director, Health Privacy Project, CDT, Washington, D.C.
New and Continuing Members on the HITSC
- Jeremy Delinsky, small innovative provider representative; senior vice president and chief technology officer, Athenahealth, Natick, Mass.
- Lorraine Doo, M.S.W.A., M.P.H., federal representative for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); senior advisor, CMS, Baltimore, Md. * continuing
- James Ferguson, health plans representative; vice president of health information technology strategy and policy, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif. * continuing
- Keith J. Figlioli, purchaser/employer representative; senior vice president of healthcare informatics, Premier Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
- Lisa Gallagher, B.S.E.E., C.I.S.M., C.P.H.I.M.S., HITsecurity representative, senior director of privacy and security, HIMSS, Washington, D.C.
- John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., chief information officer representative; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. * continuing as vice chair
- Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., federal representative for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); director of the division of informatics solutions and operations, CDC, Atlanta, Ga.
- Anne LeMaistre, M.D., chief medical information officer representative; senior director clinical information systems and chief medical information officer, Seton Healthcare Family, Ascension Health, Austin, Texas
- Kim Nolen, pharmacy representative; medical outcomes specialist, Pfizer Inc., Peachtree City, Ga.
- Nancy Orvis, federal representative for Department of Defense (DoD); director, National Health IT Standards Participation and IM/IT Integration, DoD, Falls Church, Va. * continuing
- Wes Rishel, HIT representative; vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner, Mckinleyville, Calif. * continuing
- Charles H. Romine, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); director information technology laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, Md. * continuing
- Eric Rose, M.D., provider/HIT implementation representative; director of clinical terminology, Intelligent Medical Objects, Seattle, Wash.
- Christopher Ross, M.B.A., chief information officer representative; chief information officer, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, Minn. * continuing
- Andrew Wiesenthal, M.D., S.M., provider/hit implementation representative; director of health care practice, Deloitte Consulting, San Francisco, Calif.
Learn more about the ONC Federal Advisory Committees.
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Last revised: August 5, 2013