Health IT Advisory Committee Cancels Meeting Due to Shutdown

January 11, 2019 - The Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) has cancelled its monthly meeting, scheduled for Jan. 23, due to the US government shutdown, reported Politico. HITAC was established in 2017 under the 21st Century Cures Act to provide recommendations to HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on policies, standards, implementation specifications,...

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