[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 228 (Monday, November 30, 2009)]
[Page 62572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-28584]

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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology; HIT Policy Committee's NHIN Workgroup Meeting; Notice of 

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    This notice announces a forthcoming subcommittee meeting of a 
federal 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 Policy Committee's Nationwide Health 
Information Network (NHIN) Workgroup.
    General Function of the Committee: to provide recommendations to 
the National Coordinator on a policy framework for the development and 
adoption of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure 
that permits the electronic exchange and use of health information as 
is consistent with the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan and that 
includes recommendations on the areas in which standards, 
implementation specifications, and certification criteria are needed. 
The NHIN Workgroup is charged with creating a policy and technical 
framework that allows the internet to be used for the secure and 
standards-based exchange of health information, in a way that is open 
to all and fosters innovation.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on December 16, 2009, from 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: The OMNI Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. The hotel telephone number is 202-234-0700. The meeting 
will be available via Webcast; visit http://healthit.hhs.gov for 
instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web.
    Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National Coordinator, 
HHS, 330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-4528, 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 be discussing the nationwide health 
information network (NHIN), and will be hearing testimony from 
stakeholder groups. 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 
posed on ONC's Web site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov. 
The meeting will be available via webcast; visit http://healthit.hhs.gov for instructions on how to listen via telephone or 
    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 
December 9, 2009. Oral comments from the pubic will be scheduled 
between approximately 3 p.m. to 4 p.m./Eastern Time. Time allotted for 
each presentation will be limited to three minutes. 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 on that 
    Persons attending 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 
    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: November 24, 2009.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-28584 Filed 11-30-09; 8:45 am]