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HHS - 22796 - Commission on Systemic Interoperability - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCommission on Systemic InteroperabilityAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number22796
Original Establishment Date1/7/2003Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/25/2005Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date10/6/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DIRECTOR, NLM
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date11/24/2005Designated Federal Officer First Name*DONALD
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.B.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*LINDBERG
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixM.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 108-173, Section 1012Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 496-6221
Effective Date Of Authority*1/7/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-402-2586
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Commission on Systemic Interoperability accomplished its purpose by holding a series of meetings as authorized by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to develop a comprehensive strategy for the adoption and implementation of health care information technology standards that includes a timeline and prioritization for such adoption and implementation. The Commission submited the report on January 11, 2006 to the Secretary and Congress describing the strategy.
How is membership balanced?*The Commission was composed of 11 members who were appointed by the President, the Majority and Minority leaders of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority leader of the House of Representatives. The members were selected for their national recognition and expertise in health finance and economics, health plans and integrated delivery systems, reimbursement of health facilities, practicing physicians, practicing pharmacists, and other providers of health services, health care technology and information systems, and other related fields, who provided a mix of different professionals, broad geographic representation, and a balance between urban and rural representatives. Each member was appointed throughout the life of the Commission.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*No meetings were held in FY 2006.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Commission was required by law to develop a comprehensive strategy for the adoption and implementation of health care information technology standards; however, will not interfere with any standards development or adoption processes underway in the private or public sector. The recommendations of this committee could not be obtained from other sources because of the nature of the issues which requires a specialized balance and breadth of expertise not available from the NIH staff or other established sources.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksCongress enacted legislation creating this advisory committee. The authority to appoint members was given to both the President (3 members) and the majority leaders and minority leaders of both Houses of Congress (2 each). The Commission is required to submit a report to the Secretary, HHS, and Congress.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Commission was charged with a specific purpose - to develop a final report establishing health care information technology standards.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentIt is projected that there will be cost savings as a result of the final committee report implementing standards for the eventual development of electronic health records for every American.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*14Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNIH is unable to determine at this time if any recommendations have been implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNIH is unable to determine at this time if any recommendations have been implemented.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentContact the National Library of Medicine Committee Management Office.
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Commission on Systemic Interoperability held meetings in FY 2005 to develop a comprehensive strategy for the adoption and implementation of health care information technology standards that included a timeline and prioritization for such adoption and implementation. This Commission was charged with considering the costs and benefits of the standards, both financial impact and quality improvement, the current demand on industry resources to implement the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and other electronic standards, including HIPAA standards, and the most cost-effective and efficient means for industry to implement the standards.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*6.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-014120Commission on Systemic Interoperability2005