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HHS, FCC form patient-safety advisory work group
Modern Healthcare

HHS and the Federal Communications Commission have formed a joint advisory panel to improve patient safety and promote innovation in health information technology. The panel also will seek to promote regulatory efficiency, according to an HHS news release. It will report to the Health IT Policy Committee, itself a federal advisory body created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The committee advises the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS on policy matters.