American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Health information technology (HIT) is an increasingly important facet of health care policy. The exchange of digital health information is rapidly expanding, and more and more, technology is being used to enhance the delivery and quality of care. These important advances also raise privacy, security, and interoperability challenges. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is actively engaged with Congress to ensure that HIT is effectively leveraged to improve care for surgical patients while maintaining important quality, security, and privacy standards.

Congressional Efforts


Learn more about ACS efforts to build on the telehealth advancements made during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Unique Patient Identifier

Learn more about ACS efforts to support development of a unique patient identifier for health.

The 21st Century Cures Act and Cures 2.0

Learn more about how ACS has engaged with Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act and Cures 2.0 Act.