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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.
See the Health IT R&D IWG Charter for more information.
Richard Conroy, Ph.D.
Office of Strategic Coordination
Office of the Director
National Institute of Health
8180E, 9001 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: (301) 435-9008
Wendy J. Nilsen, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/IIS
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 292-2568
- 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