[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 158 (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)]
[Page 50736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20815]



HIT Standards 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 Standards Committee's Workgroups: Clinical 
Operations, Vocabulary Task Force, Clinical Quality, Implementation, 
and Privacy & Security Standards 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 September 2011: September 22nd 
Implementation Workgroup, 3 to 5 p.m./ET; TBD other Workgroups' calls.
    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 and 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., clinical operations, vocabulary 
standards, clinical quality, 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://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 dates. 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: August 8, 2011.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-20815 Filed 8-15-11; 8:45 am]