Gallagher and Malec Named Co-Chairs of Health IT Standards Committee

On Thursday, December 10 the Health IT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), convened for a virtual meeting.  Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator, ONC, announced that Lisa Gallagher, Vice President of Technology Solutions, HIMSS North America, and Arien Malec of RelayHealth Clinical Solutions will serve as co-chairs of the Committee upon the departure of current Chair, John Halamka of Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, whose term will end in January 2016.

The meeting continued with presentations from the Transitional Vocabulary Task Force and Precision Medicine Task Force.  The next meeting of the Health IT Standards Committee and the Health IT Policy Committee will be a joint meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.