ALERT Life Sciences Computing, Inc. is now a panel member of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP).
HITSP (http://www.ansi.org/hitsp) is working with CCHIT and IHE towards harmonization of standards throughout the industry.
The mission of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel is to serve as a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors for the purpose of achieving a widely accepted and useful set of standards specifically to enable and support widespread interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional and national health information network for the United States.
Comprised of a wide range of stakeholders, the Panel will assist in the development of the U.S. Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) by addressing issues such as privacy and security within a shared healthcare information system.
The Panel is sponsored by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in cooperation with strategic partners such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Booz Allen Hamilton. Funding for the Panel is being provided via the ONCHIT1 contract award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.