[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Page 57567]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22988]

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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 October 3, 2012, from 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m./Eastern Time.
    Location: The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue 
NW., Washington DC 20036. For up-to-date information, go to the ONC 
Web site, http://healthit.hhs.gov
    Contact Person: MacKenzie Robertson, Office of the National 
Coordinator, HHS, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-
8089, Fax: 202-260-1276, 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 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 Web 
site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov
    Procedure: ONC is committed to the orderly conduct of its 
advisory committee meetings. 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 two days prior to the Committee's meeting date. 
Oral comments from the public will be scheduled in the agenda. 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 public comment period, 
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 MacKenzie Robertson at least seven (7) 
days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
MacKenzie Robertson,
FACA Program Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-22988 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]