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Healhcare Information Technology Standards Panel
HealthCare Information Technology Standards Panel
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HITSP operates under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


HITSP is dependent upon the participation of volunteer experts from across the healthcare enterprise.

From consumers to doctors, nurses and hospitals; from those who develop healthcare IT products to those who use them; and from government agencies to organizations that are developing the standards – everyone has a role to play.

Joining HITSP

HITSP is the multi-stakeholder coordinating body where private and public sector interests agree to cooperatively address the healthcare information technology needs of the nation.

HITSP will facilitate the acceptance and implementation of consensus-based standards that will enable a Nationwide Health Information Network.

HITSP is use-case driven, utilizing information from all stakeholders and basing its decisions on the needs of the healthcare community.

HITSP serves the public good by working to ensure that the combined work of various healthcare information organizations support interoperability, accurate use, access, privacy and security of shared health information.

Roster of Members

As of January 2010, over 900 organizations representing consumers, healthcare providers, public health agencies, government agencies, standards developing organizations, and other stakeholders now participate in the Panel and its committees.

  Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) 4%  
  Non-SDOs 85%  
  Government Bodies 6%  
  Consumer Groups 3%  
  Project Team Members (non-voting) 2%  
  Total 100%  

More Information: View current member roster (January 2010)


HITSP is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of elected representatives from the HITSP membership.

More Information: View current Board roster (2009)

Stakeholder Categories Standards Development Organizations (SDOs)
  • SDOs whose processes are accredited by ANSI and create standards in health informatics and implementation of EHR systems
  • SDOs or other organizations put forth by the respondents to the November 2004 HHS RFI on the development and adoption of an NHIN
  • SDOs under the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) with a focus on healthcare and health informatics
  • SDOs that serve as U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrators under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) with a focus on healthcare and health informatics
  • Other SDOs nominated by expert cross-agency sources in the Federal government

Non-SDO Stakeholder Organizations

  • Clinicians and their representative organizations
  • Providers and their representative organizations
  • Safety net providers and their representative organizations
  • Vendors that develop, market, install, and support health IT products and their representative organizations
  • Healthcare purchasers or employers and their representative organizations
  • Healthcare payers or health insurance companies and their representative organizations
  • Public health professionals and their representative organizations
  • National organizations with a broad representation of stakeholders with an interest in healthcare information technology standards
  • Clinical and health-services researchers’ representative organizations

Governmental Bodies

  • Federal, state, and local agencies
  • Coordinating bodies with responsibilities for and/or a relationship to healthcare information technology used in the public sector


  • Consumer organizations with an interest in health information technology standards
Technical Committees

Coordinating Committees
are focused on specific areas of healthcare IT interoperability.

Perspective Technical Committees
are focused on HITSP’s liaison with industry, internal policy and governance activities.

Domain Technical Committees
are focused on Use Cases defined by the primary stakeholder group (i.e., provider, population and consumer).


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