The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the National Coordinator) is required by section 3001(c)(8) of the Public Health Service Act to establish a governance mechanism for the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN). Through the newly published Request for Information (RFI), public comment will be sought on proposals and options relevant to the governance mechanism currently under consideration. Based on the public comments received, the National Coordinator will issue a subsequent notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to formally propose a governance mechanism for the NwHIN.
Steven Posnack, Director of the Federal Policy Division, ONC gives an excellent overview during the National eHealth Collaborative’s NeHC University on May 11, 2012 of the rule, his slides are available HERE, and I encourage you to watch the video below:
Governance for a Nationwide Health Information Network