The HIT Policy, Standards, and Join committee are no longer active and have been replaced.



The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) supports the nationwide implementation of health IT, partially through its programs that target a range of issues, from promoting health IT excellence in communities to fostering collaboration among federal agencies.

Beacon Community Program

The Beacon Community Program demonstrates how health IT investments and using electronic health records (EHR) advance the vision of patient-centered care, while achieving the three-part aim of better health, better care at lower cost.

Federal Health Architecture

The Federal Health Architecture (FHA) is an E-Government Line of Business (LoB) initiative designed to bring together the decision makers in federal health IT for inter-agency collaboration.

State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program

The State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program funded states’ efforts to rapidly build capacity for exchanging health information across the health care system both within and across states

Workforce Development Program

The Workforce Development Program aims to train health care workers to use new health information technologies in a variety of settings including: team-based care environment, long-term care facilities, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, hospitals and clinics.

Content last reviewed on January 8, 2018
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