[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 29, 2009)]
[Page 49876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23440]



Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology; HIT Standards Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology (ONC). The meeting will be open to the public.

    Name of Committee: HIT Standards Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to 
the National Coordinator on standards, implementation 
specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic 
exchange and use of health information for purposes of adoption, 
consistent with the implementation of the Federal Health IT 
Strategic Plan, and in accordance with policies developed by the HIT 
Policy Committee.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on October 14, 2009, 
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. The hotel telephone number is 202-234-0700.
    Contact Person: Jonathan Ishee, Office of the National 
Coordinator, HHS, 200 Independence Ave, SW., Room 729-G, Washington, 
DC 20201, 202-205-8493, Fax: 202-690-6079, e-mail: 
[email protected]. Please call the contact person for up-to-
date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register 
about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced 
advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough 
to provide timely notice.
    Agenda: The Committee will discuss reports from its Clinical 
Operations, Clinical Quality, and Privacy and Security Workgroups. 
The Committee will also take testimony from invited experts in the 
field of security as it relates to health information technology. 
ONC intends to make background material available to the public no 
later than two (2) business days prior to the meeting. If ONC is 
unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the 
meeting, it will be made publicly available at the location of the 
advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be 
posted on ONC's Web site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov.
    Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or 
views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before 
October 6, 2009. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation may be limited. If the number of speakers requesting to 
comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the 
scheduled open public hearing session, ONC will take written 
comments after the meeting until close of business.
    Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to 
electrical outlets.
    ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory 
committee meetings. Seating is limited at the location, and ONC will 
make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities 
or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a 
disability, please contact Judy Sparrow at least seven (7) days in 
advance of the meeting.
    ONC is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory 
committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://healthit.hhs.gov for procedures on public conduct during advisory 
committee meetings.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Dated: September 24, 2009.
Jonathan Ishee,
Office of Policy and Research, Office of the National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-23440 Filed 9-28-09; 8:45 am]