The HIT Standards Committee, an advisory body to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has sent two recommendations to ONC covering the relationship of medical vocabularies to meaningful use of electronic health records.

The first recommendation calls for a single federal office or agency to be responsible for ensuring the creation, maintenance, dissemination and accessibility of all vocabulary value sets and subsets related to meaningful use. The entity would coordinate with standards development organizations, federal agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

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