HHS Agencies' Responsibilities Related to the NHII

06/28/2003

The following are HHS agencies and how they relate to the NHII initiative.
From Table 4 NHII Report

 

Agency Responsibility

 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://www.ahrq.gov

Research on effective technologies and practices related to clinical care; development of clinical practice guidelines.
 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

http://aspe.hhs.gov

General policy development and program evaluation.
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov

Infrastructure for population health.
 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

http://www.cms.gov

Provision of care for older Americans; insurance for lower income and other disadvantaged populations.
 
Data Council (interagency)

http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/index.htm

Coordination of data development.
 
Food and Drug Administration

http://www.fda.gov

Regulation of health-related products; monitoring and reporting on safety and adverse effects; coordination of a clinically useful drug code.
 
Health Resources and Services Administration

http://www.hrsa.gov

Rural telehealth and community health clinics.
 
National Center for Health Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

Population health statistics.
 
National Institutes of Health

http://www.nih.gov

Biomedical knowledge creation and diffusion.
 
National Library of Medicine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov

Biomedical knowledge dissemination; research and dissemination on new technology and information networking practices.
 
Office of Civil Rights

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr

Privacy regulations enforcement.
 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Resources Management

http://www.hhs.gov/oirm

Information technology infrastructure within HHS.
 
Office of Public Health and Science

http://www.osophs.dhhs.gov/ophs

Consumer information policies and programs; crosscutting e-health and prevention issues.

 

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