[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 17, 2010)]
[Pages 12752-12753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5783]



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

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

ACTION: Notice of Meetings.


    This notice announces forthcoming subcommittee meetings of a 
Federal advisory committee of the Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology (ONC). The meetings will be open to 
the public via dial-in access only.
    Name of Committees: HIT Policy Committee's Workgroups: Meaningful 
Use, Privacy & Security Policy, Strategic Plan, Adoption/Certification, 
and Nationwide Health Information Infrastructure (NHIN) workgroups.
    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 HIT Policy Committee Workgroups will hold the 
following public meetings during April 2010: April 6th Strategic Plan 
Workgroup, 12 to 3 p.m./ET, a public listening session, details will be 
posted on ONC Web site; April 8th Meaningful Use Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 
12 p.m./ET; April 14th NHIN Workgroup, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m./ET; April 16th 
Strategic Plan Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m./ET; April 20th Meaningful 
Use Workgroup hearing on Patient Engagement, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m./ET; April 
26th Privacy & Security Policy Workgroup, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and April 
30th Certification/Adoption Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./ET.
    Location: All workgroup meetings will be available via webcast; for 
instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web visit http://

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healthit.hhs.gov. Please check the ONC Web site for additional 
information as it becomes available.
    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 these meetings. A notice in the Federal 
Register about last minute modifications that affect a previously 
announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly 
enough to provide timely notice.
    Agenda: The workgroups will be discussing issues related to their 
specific subject matter, e.g., meaningful use, the NHIN, privacy and 
security policy, adoption/certification, or strategic planning. If 
background materials are associated with the workgroup meetings, they 
will be posted on ONC's Web site prior to 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 workgroups. 
Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before two 
days prior to the workgroups' meeting date. Oral comments from the 
public will be scheduled at the conclusion of each workgroup meeting. 
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 session, ONC 
will take written comments after the meeting until close of business on 
that day.
    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: March 11, 2010.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-5783 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]