October 8, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on federal interagency IT research and development initiatives

October 8, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) commends your leadership to enhance the nation’s healthcare delivery system through the application of information technology. Your vision aptly emphasizes the…

September 26, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on Recommendations for Targeted Data Collection

September 26, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) through its Subcommittee on Populations continues to assess the adequacy of federal data to document and monitor the health of racial…

September 26, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on Collection of Racial and Ethnic Data by Health Plans

September 26, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) commends your initiatives to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Disparities in access to and delivery of health care…

June 25, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary – Program to measure the effects of the Privacy Rule

June 25, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary of Health and Human Services Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: As part of its responsibilities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) has written…

March 27, 2003 – Letter to the Secretary on Populations-based data for racial and ethnic minorities

March 27, 2003 The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Dear Secretary Thompson: For almost four decades, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) has monitored and advised your office on important initiatives to improve population-based data for racial and…