[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
[Page 70925]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29221]



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, 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 December 2010: December 2nd 
Implementation Workgroup, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m./ET; and Clinical 
Operations Workgroup and Vocabulary Task Force meetings TBD.
    Location: All workgroup meetings will be available via Webcast; 
visit http:[sol][sol]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, 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:[sol][sol]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:[sol][sol]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: November 10, 2010.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-29221 Filed 11-18-10; 8:45 am]