HITSP Overview


HITSP and Its Stakeholders
An open, inclusive and consensus based process with broad stakeholder representation from the private and public sector, HITSP represents 864 member organizations and 910 individual volunteers.

HITSP Documents
14 Interoperability Specifications and a portfolio of over 28 reusable health information exchange capabilities including Clinical Referral Request and Retrieval of Medical Knowledge.

HITSP & the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
The advent of ARRA and the results of HITSP efforts to address ARRA have significantly enhanced HITSP's ability to be responsive, efficient, and nimble while producing high quality results expressed in business terms rather than technical jargon. In addition HITSP efforts and results are now clearly aligned with a cohesive National Strategy defined to address ARRA.

HITSP Volunteer Membership
Outreach is performed to engage volunteers in HITSP consensus activities including calls for participation and public comment periods. HITSP members, who participate in the Technical Committees, Coordinating Committees and Tiger Teams, have contributed a over 25,000 volunteer hours in 2009..

HITSP Participation
Anyone interested in volunteering for participation in a HITSP Technical Committee or Tiger Team must be affiliated with a HITSP member organization. Organizations can join HITSP free of charge.

For more information about being a HITSP volunteer, please contact Joyce Sensmeier MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Vice President Informatics at HIMSS, jsensmeier@himss.org.

Additional information can be found at Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) www.hitsp.org

HITSP Technical Committee Meetings

Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Technical Committee Meetings are volunteer and consensus based. Membership consists of multi-stakeholder coordinating bodies where private and public sector interests agree to cooperatively address the needs of nation-wide healthcare information technology and interoperability.. HITSP Technical Committees hold weekly teleconferences and quarterly Face to Face Meetings which provide an opportunity for HITSP Technical Committee members to work together to develop specifications that define the necessary functional components and standards; as well as identifying gaps in standards for healthcare data transmission.

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HITSP Frequently Asked Questions