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American Health Information Community (AHIC)

The American Health Information Community was a federally-chartered advisory committee which was formed in 2005-2008 to make recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to accelerate the development and adoption of health information technology and the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).

AHIC defined priority areas (breakthroughs) and developed foundational use cases that were then used by Health Information Technology Standards (HITSP) to harmonize standards and develop interoperability specifications. In 2008 AHIC transitioned to the National e-Health Collaborative (NeHC).

AHIC sponsored several workgroups whose meetings were open to the public. Many PHDSC members were active on AHIC workgroups, including: