[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)]
[Pages 50734-50735]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20809]



HIT Standards Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public 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 Standards Committee.
    General Function of the Committee: to provide recommendations to 
the National Coordinator on standards,

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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 meeting will be held on September 28, 2011, from 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. For up-to-date information, go to the ONC Web site, 
    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 committee will hear reports from its workgroups, 
including the Clinical Operations, Vocabulary Task Force, Clinical 
Quality, and Implementation Workgroups. 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 
September 23, 2011. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 2 and 3 p.m./Eastern Time. Time allotted for each 
presentation will be limited to three minutes each. 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.
    Persons attending ONC's 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 
    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: August 8, 2011.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-20809 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]