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HHS/OS RIN: 0991-AC35 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation: Standards for Health Information Technology 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is amending and updating its HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHS) to implement requirements to procure health information technology (health IT) that meets standards and implementation specifications (standards) adopted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), consistent with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act). This rule would add a new HHSAR subpart 339.70, Standards for Health Information Technology, which provides definitions, policy, and a prescription for a new HHSAR clause to implement requirements of the HITECH Act, to include: 1) When contracting officers must procure health IT that complies with the HITECH Act; and 2) inserting in contracts and agreements with health care providers, health plans, or health insurance issuers the requirement to use health IT that complies with the HITECH Act.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 339    48 CFR 352   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    40 U.S.C. 121(c)    41 U.S.C. 1303    41 U.S.C. 1702    41 U.S.C. 1707    111-5, sec. 13111 to 13112    48 CFR 1.301-1.304   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ms. Blenda Perez
Senior Procurement Analyst
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Secretary
200 Independence Avenue SW, Room #550G.21,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 536-6174