GAO Accepting Nominations for Health IT Advisory Committee

The 21st Century Cures Act established the Health Information Technology Advisory 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 IT infrastructure that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. 

The law gave the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) the job of appointing 14 of the committee's members. The members of the committee must reflect providers, ancillary health care workers, consumers, purchasers, health plans, health IT 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. 

GAO is now accepting nominations to the committee. All letters of nomination and resumes must be submitted by April 14, 2017 for an appointment starting July 2017, and can be submitted via email to  HITCommittee@gao.gov or by mail at HITC Appointments, U.S. GAO, 441 G Street NW., Washington, DC 20548.