The NITRD technical coordination efforts are focused in its Interagency Working Groups (IWGs) where member- and participating-agency representatives exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.
HITRD focuses on R&D efforts that will lead to more efficient and effective healthcare and improve the quality of American lives through technologies that support effective health monitoring; individualized screening, diagnosis, and treatment; disease prevention; disaster and emergency response; and broad access to health and healthcare information and resources.
NITRD Groups -> Health IT R&D IWG
The NITRD NCO provides staff support to the information-sharing and strategy-setting activities of the Health and Information Technology Research and Development (HITRD) Interagency Working Group. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of HITRD, Federal agencies funding work in this group do not presently report budgets under one specific NITRD PCA but rather report under several PCAs, depending on the principal focus areas of their work.
HITRD focuses on R&D efforts that will lead to more efficient and effective healthcare and improve the quality of American lives through technologies that support effective health monitoring; individualized screening, diagnosis, and treatment; disease prevention; disaster and emergency response; and broad access to health and healthcare information and resources. HITRD activities also contribute to building and sustaining a vibrant community of professional health IT researchers and practitioners.
HITRD member agencies report their HITRD-related R&D investments and activities in the following PCAs:
Other agencies participating in the HITRD IWG are DHA, FDA, HRSA, NIH, ONC, and VA.
Richard Conroy, Ph.D.
Wendy J. Nilsen, Ph.D.
On February 15, 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for the Networking and Information Technology R&D (NITRD) published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register [84 FR 4544] inviting opinions and input from the public on new approaches from industry, academia, and non-governmental or organizations to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms. The RFI provided an opportunity for comments to be made in response to four questions. Comments were accepted until March 15, 219. NITRD received a total of 37 responses from industry, academia, private sector, and public citizens, which were posted [HITRD-RFI-Responses-2019]. The posted version of the documents may have contained content, such as personally identifiable information, which were redacted (deleted or obscured) from the original before posting. Note, these responses do not represent the U.S. Government, any Federal agencies, NSF, NCO, or NITRD.