AAP's Council on Clinical Information Technology (COCIT) was established in 2002, when the Section on Computers & Other Technologies merged with the Task Force on Medical Informatics. Today, COCIT is home to over 400 AAP members and affiliate members who are committed to, invested in, and enthusiastic about the​ development, implementation, spread, and promotion of health information technology (HIT) that works for physicians in their efforts to improve children's health.

COCIT members represent all corners of the pediatric HIT universe: novice EHR users, health information exchange advocates, Meaningful Use attesters, CMIOs, board-certified Clinical Informaticians, and everything in between.

COCIT Mission, Visi​​on, and Goals

COCIT Mission
Empowering effective, efficient, and equitable pediatric health care through advocacy, education, and leadership for thoughtful implementation and use of information science and technology

COCIT Vision
Promoting technology use that advances joyful and high-quality pediatric care


  1. Support the usage of pediatric HIT and HIE in actual practice, including the Medical Home, with a particular focus on addressing the Child Health Priorities identified in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Strategic Plan.
  2. Ensure HIT solutions are child-friendly, affordable, and cost-effective, and support quality care, including the Medical Home.
  3. Increase the visibility and effectiveness of the efforts of COCIT and the AAP in providing HIT and HIE direction and leadership.
  4. Provide high value for COCIT members.​


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