HITAC sets up COVID task force to focus on tech issues impeding frontline clinicians

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Heather Landi

The Health IT Advisory Committee is standing up a coronavirus task force to tackle privacy and interoperability issues that are impeding frontline clinicians as they combat the growing outbreak.

HITAC co-chairs said during a meeting Thursday they plan to convene the task force in the coming weeks and would determine definitive charges for the group. The task force will begin soliciting participation early next week. HITAC advises Congress and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on health IT policy.

National Coordinator for Health IT Donald Rucker, M.D. said ONC, an agency within HHS, needs to hear from ...

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