ONC forms Privacy & Security Tiger Team
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has organized a workgroup (subcommittee), called the Privacy & Security Tiger Team, under the HIT Policy Committee to move forward on various privacy and security issues.

The Privacy & Security Tiger Team (comprised of members from the HIT Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee, as well as National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics) will work to address the requirements and needs of the HITECH Act and new organizations created under that law.

This workgroup is chaired by Aneesh Chopra, chief technology officer, and co-chaired by Deven McGraw, from the Center for Democracy & Technology, and Paul Egerman, who co-founded IDX, and founded medical transcription technology company eScription, where he remains CEO and chairman.

“We expect the work of the Tiger Team to be completed by late fall 2010,” ONC stated.

To view a P&S Tiger Team member list and dates/times for public participation information for meetings, click here.