HITSP


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HITSP

(Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel) A volunteer group administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Organized in 2005, HITSP has been involved with developing interoperability standards for the healthcare industry. For more information, visit www.hitsp.org. See healthcare IT.
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I do believe HITSP will evolve its approach to producing interoperability specifications.
HITSP has had a great relationship with CCHIT to ensure interoperability specifications are introduced in a stepwise manner and to ensure all stakeholders can adapt to the changes without too great a burden.
Equally exciting, HITSP is now considering the role that CORE's full set of Phase I rules and the Phase II connectivity rule can play in the set of standards the panel is striving to achieve.
HITSP members and public stakeholders can review the documents and register to have their comments recorded by HITSP's automated tracking system.
The HITSP, in conjunction with AHIC, is working under a contract between the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology and the American National Standards Institute.
Moreover, to support interoperability, the Community advised Leavitt that CCHIT should incorporate HITSP standards as criteria for product certification to ensure interoperability.
In developing the standards, the HITSP is preparing "use cases," which both define and validate the standards with cases that are typical in the practice of medicine.