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HHS Adds 9 Members to Health IT Advisory Committees

electronic-health-record-EHRThe Department of Health and Human Services has elected new members to the department’s Health Information Technology Standards Committee and Health Information Technology Policy Committee.

HITSC recommends standards, implement specifications and confirm criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health data while HITPC suggest policies for the adoption of a nationwide health IT infrastructure, HHS said Thursday.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell named eight new members of the HITSC and one new member of the HITPC.

The new HITPC member is Aaron Miri, chief information officer and vice president of government relations at Imprivata.

New HITSC appointees are:

  • Rajesh Dash, professor of pathology at Duke University School of Medicine
  • Kay Eron, general manager of heath IT and medical devices at Intel
  • Peter Johnson, a retired CIO
  • Kyle Meadors, president of Drummond Group
  • Terrence O’Malley, a geriatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Andrey Ostrovsky, CEO and co-founder of Care at Hand
  • Wanmei Ou, director of product strategy in precision medicine at Oracle
  • Larry Wolf, principal at Strategic Health Network

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