FLHCC President Appointed to National Health Information Technology Policy Committee


Karen van Caulil asked by GAO to Serve on 
HIT Committee
Through April 2019
Orlando, Fla. (June 7, 2016) - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has appointed Florida Health Care Coalition President and CEO Karen van Caulil to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee as a member representing employers. She will serve a three-year term.

The HIT Policy Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology relating to the implementation of a nationwide health IT infrastructure. The Committee recommends areas in which standards and certification criteria are needed and recommends priorities for the development, harmonization and recognition of these standards.

"I am honored to be appointed to the HIT Policy Committee and look forward to the opportunity to make a difference in the national health care community," said FLHCC President and CEO Karen van Caulil. "Serving as a member on this committee comes with great responsibility to represent employers and I am eager to be their advocate."

The Health IT Policy Committee is comprised of:
  • 3 individuals appointed by the Secretary of HHS
  • 13 members appointed by the Acting Comptroller General of the United States
  • 4 members appointed by the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives
  • Additional Federal members appointed by the President
Current members include:
  • Kathleen Blake, Co-Chair, American Medical Association
  • Paul Tang, Co-Chair, IBM Watson Health
  • Donna Cryer, Member, Global Liver Institute
  • Paul Egerman, Member, Software Entrepreneur
  • James Ferguson, Member, Kaiser Permanente
  • Scott Gottlieb, Member, American Enterprise Institute
  • Gayle B. Harrell, Member, Florida State House of Representatives
  • Anjum Khurshid, Member, Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • David Kotz, Member, Dartmouth College
  • Christoph Lehmann, Member, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
  • Devin Mann, Member, Boston University
  • Aury Nagy, Member, Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care
  • Neal Patterson, Member, Cerner
  • Carolyn Petersen, Member, Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions
  • Kim Schofield, Member, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Troy Seagondollar, Member, United Nurses Association of California
  • Brent Snyder, Member, Adventist Health System
  • Karen van Caulil, Member, Florida Health Care Coalition
  • Brian Burns, Ex Officio, Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Karen DeSalvo, Ex Officio, ONC
  • Chesley Richards, Ex Officio, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • John Scott, Ex Officio, Department of Defense
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About Florida Health Care Coalition: The Florida Health Care Coalition (FLHCC) represents major employers across the state, addressing one common goal: to improve the quality of health care for all Floridians. Through educational programs and quality improvement initiatives developed by the member organizations, Coalition staff, board members, partners, affiliates, and sponsors, FLHCC organizes events that inform and contribute to health care quality improvement across Florida. For more information, please visit www.FLHCC.org, or find the organization on Facebook, Twitter (@FLHCC) or LinkedIn.

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