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HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Jim Jirjis Named to HHS’ HITAC

FAH member HCA Healthcare’s Dr. Jim Jiris was recently named to HHS’ The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC).

Dr. Jirjis, who is HCA’s Chief Health Information Officer of the Clinical Services Group, was nominated for this position by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

HITAC, which was established in the 21st Century Cures Act, sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. Dr. Jirjis was appointed to the committee by Congress. HITAC represents the diverse views of the health industry and helps the federal government by providing recommendations relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure, nationally and locally. The aim of the committee is to advance the access, exchange and use of health information for providers and patients across the health care continuum.

FAH commends Dr. Jim Jirjis on this well-deserved honor. A pioneer in health information technology, Dr. Jirjis has led the clinical informatics strategy for the health industry.

For more information on Dr. Jirjis’ appointment to HITAC click here.

FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn recently spoke with Dr. Jirjis on FAH’s Hospitals In Focus podcast about how HCA Healthcare is using groundbreaking artificial intelligence to provide patients with tailored care at the right place and right time. To listen to the discussion click here.