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HITSP Announces Public Comment Period for Health IT Documents

New York, Oct 01, 2008

The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), a multi-stakeholder group facilitating the development of interoperable healthcare data standards for the United States, is seeking public comment on several drafted Interoperability Specifications (ISs). Comments are requested by October 24, 2008.

The six documents currently under review relate to a variety of health information technology (HIT) issues, including transfer of care, public health information, and remote monitoring of medical devices, among others. All Panel and public comments received on these documents will be reviewed by the HITSP Technical Committees (TCs) in preparation for Panel approval in December.

HITSP members and public stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide comments through the comment tracking system, which can be found at The documents available for review are:

Questions regarding the process for review should be addressed to Michelle Maas Deane, HITSP secretariat (; 212.642.4884). Industry experts interested in participating in the work of HITSP and one or more of its technical committees should contact Jessica Kant, standards harmonization coordinator for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (


Operating under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HITSP is administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in cooperation with strategic partners including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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