The National Quality Forum has formed a new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. The 25-member advisory committee represents a wide range of healthcare stakeholders, including consumers, providers, clinicians, purchasers, and vendors. The National Quality Forum sets national priorities and goals for performance improvement, endorses quality reporting standards, and conducts educational programs.

The new committee will develop a strategic plan for the organization’s I.T.-related efforts. Members of the committee include: Paul C. Tang, M.D., vice president and chief medical information director, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and consulting associate professor of medicine, Stanford University; Patricia A. Abbott, associate professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; and A. John Blair, M.D., president, Taconic IPA. Tang will chair the committee.

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