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U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 215, Health Informatics, and ISO/TC 215/SC 1, Genomics Informatics

About the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 215, Health Informatics, and ISO/TC 215/SC 1, Genomics Informatics

The primary goal of the US Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 215 and Subcommittee (SC) 1 is to enhance the global competitiveness of US business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and ensuring their integrity. The US TAG represents national interests on health information technology (HIT) and health informatics standards at ISO. ANSI administers the US TAG to ISO/TC 215 and SC 1 to coordinate national standards activities for existing and emerging health sectors. The US TAG is guided by the ANSI cardinal principles of consensus, due process, and openness.

The scope of ISO/TC 215, and consequently the US TAG, is: Standardization in the field of health informatics, to facilitate capture, interchange and use of health-related data, information, and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system.

Current Structure of ISO/TC 215

The US TAG "mirrors" the structure of ISO/TC 215 in that the US TAG develops consensus positions on all technical matters of each of the international Sub Committees (SCs), Working Groups (WGs), Joint Working Groups (JWGs), and numerous Task Forces (TFs).

U.S. TAG Membership

There are many benefits to U.S. TAG membership, and U.S. TAG membership is open to all interested US Stakeholders. Organizations interested in becoming a U.S. TAG member to ISO/TC 215 are requested to send a completed TAG member application to

 TAG Member application

 Current TAG Membership Roster


Additional Resources:

Staff Contacts

Michael Glickman
ISO TC 215 Chairman
Computer Network Architects

Rachel Hawthorne
ISO TC 215 Committee Manager
American National Standards Institute

Todd Cooper
U.S. TAG Chairman to ISO TC 215
Breakthrough Solutions Foundry, Inc.

Kristen Califra
U.S. TAG Administrator to ISO TC 215
American National Standards Institute

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