[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 9, 2010)]
[Pages 6398-6399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2715]



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

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 Adoption/Certification 
    General Function of the Committee: To provide recommendations to 
the National

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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 
    Date and Time: The meeting will be held on February 25, 2010, 
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: OMNI Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20008. Please check the ONC Web site for additional 
information as it becomes available. 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 workgroup will be discussing patient-safety issues 
related to the use of electronic health records--both risks and 
approaches to mitigating those risks. The workgroup 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 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 
February 18, 2010. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 2 p.m. and 3 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 day.
    Persons attending 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 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: February 4, 2010.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-2715 Filed 2-8-10; 8:45 am]