ONC is also cutting in half the number of workgroups that provide recommendations on health IT standards and policies. But a key panel, the HIT Policy Committee's Privacy and Security Tiger Team, will survive, although it may get a new name. And Deven McGraw and Micky Tripathi are expected to continue their hard work leading the team's deliberations on policy issues pertinent to protecting patient data.
McGee is executive editor of Information Security Media Group's HealthcareInfoSecurity.com media site. She has about 30 years of IT journalism experience, with a focus on healthcare information technology issues for more than 15 years. Before joining ISMG in 2012, she was a reporter at InformationWeek magazine and news site, and played a lead role in the launch of InformationWeek's healthcare IT media site.