[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2010)]
[Page 5595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2213]



Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology; HIT Policy 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 Policy Committee.
    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.
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on February 17, 2010, from 
10 a.m. to 4 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: 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 hear comments from its workgroups, 
including the Meaningful Use Workgroup, the Certification/Adoption 
Workgroup, the NHIN Workgroup, the Privacy & Security Policy Workgroup, 
and the Strategic Plan Workgroup, on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) on EHR Incentive Program for Medicare and Medicaid, and the 
Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Standards, Implementation Specifications, 
and Certification Criteria for EHRs. 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.
    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 
February 10, 2010. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation is 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.
    Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical 
    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: January 27, 2010.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-2213 Filed 2-2-10; 8:45 am]