[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2012)]
[Page 15760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6433]



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, 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 April 18, 2012, from 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth 
Street NW., Washington, DC 20001. For up-to-date information, go to 
the ONC Web site, http://healthit.hhs.gov.
    Contact Person: Mary Jo Deering, Office of the National 
Coordinator, HHS, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-260-
1944, Fax: 202-690-6079, email: [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, Implementation, and Enrollment 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 
October 17, 2011. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 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 outlets.
    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 Mary Jo Deering 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: March 8, 2012.
Mary Jo Deering,
Acting Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National 
Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-6433 Filed 3-15-12; 8:45 am]