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NQF Forms New Health IT Advisory Committee

May 11, 2010
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Paul Tang, M.D., vice president and chief medical director at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, is one of 25 people who have been selected to serve on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) for the Washington-based National Quality Forum (NQF). Tang will serve as chair on the committee, which is being formed to help guide NQF in its ongoing work in health IT efforts.

Other nominees include:
  • Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Director, Clinical Information Technology, Johns Hopkins University and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Shannon Sims, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Health Informatics in Performance Improvement, Rush University Medical Center
  • Christopher S. Snyder, D.O., Chief Medical Information Officer, Peninsula Regional Medical Center

The NQF Board of Directors approved the creation of HITAC, and is charging the body with developing a strategic plan and providing ongoing guidance for NQF’s HIT portfolio; offering input on HIT projects, such as maintenance of the Quality Data Set and specification of testing requirements for eMeasures; reviewing electronic specifications for NQF-endorsed and candidate standards; and making recommendations on the endorsement and maintenance of HIT-related consensus standards.

For a full roster of HITAC members, please click here.

HITAC is a standing committee of the NQF Board of Directors and includes non-voting federal liaisons from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Indian Health Service, the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, and the Veterans Health Administration. Members of HITAC are eligible to serve three-year terms.

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