[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2010)]
[Pages 5595-5596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2214]



Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 

HIT Standards Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Meeting

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

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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 February 24, 2010, from 
9 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 Clinical Operations, Clinical Quality, Privacy & 
Security, and Implementation Workgroups, on the Interim Final Rule 
(IFR) on Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification 
Criteria for EHRs, and on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on 
EHR Incentive Program for Medicare and Medicaid. 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 16, 2010. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m./Eastern Time. Time allotted 
for each presentation will be limited to three minutes each. 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. No. 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. 2010-2214 Filed 2-2-10; 8:45 am]