Committees, Workgroups & Task Forces

Committees:

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the EHR Association and for developing and implementing strategic plans.

Meets weekly.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee manages membership criteria and materials and approves new members. They manage the election and appointment processes as well as the EHR Association annual budget process.

Meets as needed.
 

Workgroups:

Members participating in a Workgroup, commit to

  • Monthly or twice monthly calls for the Workgroup
  • Have an interest in learning and taking a leadership role in the initiatives of the Workgroup

Certification Workgroup 
Addresses both government and private sector efforts related to certification of EHRs. 

This Workgroup meets as needed.
 

Clinician Experience (CX) Workgroup 
Focuses on the clinician experience, workflow, and usability efforts. 

This workgroup meets the third Friday of each month at 1:00- 2:00 PM ET. 
 

Delivery System Reform (DSR) Workgroup 

Focuses on the significant reform efforts underway in the United States toward value-based reimbursement, including efforts that extend beyond traditional EHRs, yet leverage EHR data. 

This Workgroup meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:30 PM ET. 
 

Patient Safety (PS) Workgroup 
Collaborates with member companies and stakeholders to advance the safe use of EHRs. 

This workgroup meets as needed. 
 

Public Policy Leadership (PPL) Workgroup 
Facilitates leadership in key public policy initiatives of importance to EHR developers. 

This Workgroup meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 PM ET. 
 

Privacy & Security (P&S) Workgroup 
Addresses efforts that relate to privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) managed or exchanged through an EHR. 

This Workgroup meets the third Tuesday of every month at 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM ET. 
 

Quality Measurement (QM) Workgroup 
Focuses on opportunities and barriers to how EHRs can facilitate improvements in care quality. 

This Workgroup meets as needed. 
 

Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Workgroup 
Addresses efforts, both public and private, on the best use of standards to achieve nationwide interoperability. 

This Workgroup meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:00 PM ET. 
 

Task Forces:

Unlike EHRA Committees and Workgroups, Task Forces are short-term and project specific, often requiring participants to have expertise in specialized subject matters.

Covid-19 Task Force

Focuses on COVID-19 reporting requirements, including vaccine reporting, as well as gathering and sharing guidance from industry experts and government officials on the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

This Task Force Meets every Friday from 10:00-11:00 AM ET.
 

Opioid Crisis Task Force
Examines how to best utilize EHR data and capabilities as a tool ion the nationwide effort to fight opioid abuse. 

This Task Force meets the first Friday of every month at 2:00 PM ET. 
 
 
Information Blocking Task Force 
Evaluates and provides guidance on Information Blocking requirements and impacts for EHR developers and customers. 
 
This Task Force meets every three weeks on Fridays from 12:00- 1:00 PM ET.
 
 
EHI Task Force 
EHRA has embarked on a project with AHIMA and AMIA .The goal of the project is to develop a consensus on recommendations/guidance among HIM, health informatics, and health IT professionals on how best to translate policy concepts related to the Designated Record Set (DRS) and electronic health information (EHI) definitions into technical guidance for operationalization in an electronic environment. Success will be achieved when stakeholders such as healthcare providers, HIM professionals, and HIT developers incorporate the output of this work into their own definitions of the designated record set. 
 
The internal EHI Task Force meets as needed, while meetings with EHRA, AHIMA, & AMIA meet every Thursday at 4:00 PM ET.