[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 210 (Tuesday, October 30, 2012)]
[Pages 65690-65691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26657]



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 December 19, 2012, from 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Location: This meeting will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Detailed call-in 
information is posted on the ONC Web site, http://healthit.hhs.gov.
    Contact Person for More Information: 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 
    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.
    ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee 
meetings. If you require special assistance due to a disability, please 
contact MacKenzie Robertson at least seven (7) days in advance of the 
    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: October 22, 2012.
MacKenzie Robertson,
FACA Program Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-26657 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]