[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 17, 2010)]
[Page 12753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-5784]



Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology; HIT Standards 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 Standards Committee's Workgroups: Clinical 
Operations Vocabulary, Clinical Quality, Implementation, and Privacy & 
Security workgroups.
    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 HIT Standards Committee Workgroups will hold the 
following public meetings during April 2010: April 1st Privacy & 
Security Workgroup, webcast only, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./ET; April 23rd 
Clinical Quality Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./ET; April 23rd Privacy & 
Security Workgroup, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m./ET; and April 30th Implementation 
Workgroup, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m./ET.
    Location: All workgroup meetings will be available via webcast; 
visit http://healthit.hhs.gov for instructions on how to listen via 
telephone or Web. 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., clinical operations vocabulary 
standards, clinical quality measure, implementation opportunities and 
challenges, and privacy and security standards activities. If 
background materials are associated with the workgroup meetings, they 
will be posted on ONC's Web site prior to the meeting at http://
    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. 2010-5784 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]