[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)]
[Pages 50735-50736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20811]



HIT Policy Committee's Workgroup Meetings; Notice of Meetings

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 Tiger Team, Quality Measures, Adoption/
Certification, and Information Exchange 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 September 2011: September 9th Privacy 
& Security Tiger Team, 2 to 4 p.m./ET; September 15th, Meaningful Use 
Workgroup, 10 to 12 p.m./ET; September 23rd Privacy & Security Tiger 
Team, 2 to 4 p.m./ET; TBD Enrollment Workgroup and other workgroups.
    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 or revised schedules 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, information exchange, 
privacy and security, quality measures, governance, or adoption/
certification. 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 workgroup's 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).

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    Dated: August 8, 2011.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-20811 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]