On March 12, 2009, HHS published a notice soliciting nominations of members for the HIT Standards Committee and HIT Policy Committee, both of which are established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The HIT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information for purposes of health information technology adoption.  The HIT Policy Committee makes recommendations to the National Coordinator on the implementation of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure. Nominations for both committees are due by March 16, 2009.