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Health Information Technology Research and Development (Health IT R&D)
Interagency Working Group (IWG)
The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (Health IT R&D IWG) coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D. This includes identifying and integrating requirements, establishing priorities, sharing program information and R&D activities, conducting joint program planning, and developing joint strategies for the Health IT R&D programs conducted by agency members. Health IT R&D includes fundamental research, applied R&D, technology development and engineering, demonstrations, testing and evaluation, technology transfer, and education and training.
Richard Conroy, Ph.D.
Office of Strategic Coordination
Office of the Director
National Institute of Health
Wendy J. Nilsen, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/IIS
National Science Foundation
- The scope of activities for the Health IT R&D IWG includes
- Improve health care quality, efficiency, equity, and safety through the use of health information technology
- Improve the trustworthiness, privacy and security of Health IT applications and transactions
- Coordination of standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria to enhance the interoperability, functionality, utility, and security of Health IT
- Maintain frequent communication and serve as the liaison among the SSG agencies, academia, and industry to address Health IT R&D needs
- Respond to U.S. national goals for Health IT R&D and Health IT PCAST recommendations
- The IWG has the following functions and activities
- Facilitate interagency Health IT R&D program planning, including:
- Provide a forum for agencies to exchange program-level information about agency activities in Health IT R&D
- Recognize agency priorities and identify and develop interagency priorities in Health IT R&D, perform a gap analysis, and promote interagency coordination to address these gaps
- Identify opportunities for collaboration, coordination, and leveraging among agencies in specific areas of Health IT R&D
- Develop, maintain, and update strategic planning for Health IT on an as needed basis
- Develop recommendations for a Federal Health IT policy, such as recommendations regarding the establishment of Federal Health IT R&D priorities, and the need for specific interagency activities to address those priorities
- Coordinate with other NITRD Interagency Working Groups on issues of mutual interest
- Federal Register Notice: 84 FR 4544, Request for Information: Action on Interoperability of Medical Devices, Data, and Platforms To Enhance Patient Care, National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD); submitted by the National Science Foundation, February 15, 2019.