Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee
GAO is now accepting nominations for HIT Advisory Committee appointments that will be made in July 2017. Letters of nomination and resumes should be sent to the email or mailing address listed below by April 14, 2017. Please contact Will Simerl at (404) 679-1888 if you do not receive an acknowledgement within a week of submission.
Mail: U.S. GAO
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Washington, DC 20548
The 21st Century Cures Act requires the Comptroller General of the United States to appoint 14 of 25 members to the HIT Advisory Committee. The Act established this committee to provide recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. The Comptroller General has previously made appointments to a separate committee, the HIT Policy Committee.
In addition to the Comptroller General’s appointments, the Act specifies that 11 members are appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Majority and Minority leaders of the Senate, and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. The Act requires that members 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.