Health Information Technology R&D is an interdisciplinary focus area that supports more efficient and effective technologies that support health monitoring; individualized screening, diagnosis, and treatment; disease prevention; disaster and emergency response; and broad access to health and healthcare information and resources.

 

Overview

The Health Information Technology R&D (HITRD) Interagency Working Group was formed in 2010 to coordinate Federal R&D for improving medical, functional, and public health outcomes across 15 participating agencies. Guided by the four fundamental challenges described in the Federal Health Information Technology Research & Development Strategic Framework, the IWG advances R&D by coordinating agency plans and activities, promoting collaborations, and providing a forum for exchanging information and articulating R&D needs to policy-makers and decision-makers.

Strategic Priorities

  • Accelerate the R&D and implementation of next-generation health IT tools and services to reduce administrative burden, enable a new bio economy, and serve the full community of users.
  • Leverage the power of data, computing, and AI to promote infrastructure and standards for accessible, interoperable, reusable health data, devices, and related applications.
  • Develop privacy-preserving and secure methods, standards, testing, certification, and data transfer strategies to make systems and repositories more robust and accessible for research collaboration.
  • Provide education and training opportunities to build the diverse, highly skilled, and interdisciplinary health IT workforce of the future.

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Chair

Wendy J. Nilsen Wendy J. Nilsen
Program Director, CISE/IIS
National Science Foundation
Dana Wolff-Hughes Dana Wolff-Hughes
Program Director, Risk Factor Assessment Branch
Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Health

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