[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 52 (Friday, March 16, 2012)]
[Pages 15760-15761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6437]



HIT Policy 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 Policy Committee.
    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 meeting will be held on April 4, 2012, from 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20037. 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 Meaningful Use Workgroup, and updates from ONC and 
other Federal agencies. 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

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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 
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.
    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,
Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-6437 Filed 3-15-12; 8:45 am]