[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 79 (Monday, April 26, 2010)]
[Page 21630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-9579]



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 May 2010: May 4th Meaningful Use 
Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m./ET; May 7th Privacy & Security Policy 
Workgroup, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m./ET; May 10th NHIN Workgroup, 10 a.m. to 
1 p.m./ET; and May 11th Strategic Plan Workgroup, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m./
    Location: All workgroup meetings will be available via webcast; 
for instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web visit http://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: April 16, 2010.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-9579 Filed 4-23-10; 8:45 am]