[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1035-1036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-00203]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age Meeting

AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces 
the Adapting Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age meeting. Adapting 
Clinical Guidelines for the Digital Age is an initiative to improve 
patient care and health outcomes by working to ensure that clinical 
guidelines are not only evidence-based but also are used in practice. 
Because there are multiple roles in developing and disseminating 
clinical guidelines, it is important to get a comprehensive 
understanding of the current challenges in translating guidelines in 
order to develop a standardized process for the future. The meeting 
will use the Kaizen approach to ensure stakeholder perspectives and 
experiences along the clinical guideline continuum are collected. 
Kaizen focuses on continuous improvement by bringing together 
stakeholders to gather individual perspectives and experiences so that 
improvements can be made to a specific area of focus in a process. 
Additional information about Kaizen is available at the Electronic 
Clinical Quality Improvement Resource Center website (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/ecqi/kaizen). The scope of the meeting will encompass 
the following: Gathering individual perspectives and experiences about 
guideline creation and summarizing the evidence; informatics framework 
for guideline translation; dissemination modalities and communication 
methods; translation and implementation support; and evidence.

DATES: The meeting will be held February 5-9, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. EST each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention's Century Center Campus, 2500 Century Parkway, Atlanta, 
GA 30345. You should be aware that the meeting location is in a Federal 
government facility; therefore, Federal security measures are 
applicable. For additional information, please see CDC Security 
Guidelines under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Information regarding 
meeting logistics will be available on the ``Adapting Clinical 
Guidelines for the Digital Age'' website (https://wwwdev.cdc.gov/ophss/WhatWeDoACG.html) closer to the date of the meeting.
    Meeting Accessibility: This meeting is open to the public, limited 
only by space availability. All in-person meeting attendees must RSVP 
to the point-of-contact in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section 
by January 17, 2018 to ensure the required security procedures are 
completed to gain access to CDC facilities. Failure to RSVP by the 
dates identified could result in the inability to attend the meeting 
due to the strict security regulations on federal facilities. Due to 
space limitations, we are unable to honor all requests. Registrants for 
the in-person meeting will be notified by email that their registration 
has been confirmed. The intent is to have equal representation of 
individuals to ensure that a wide variety of individual perspectives 
and experiences are collected.
    Public Comment: The opportunity for public comment will be 
available during the full-group portions of the meeting. Individuals 
wishing to make public comments must indicate their desire to do so in 
advance by providing their name, organizational affiliation, and the 
topic to be addressed with their RSVP.
    Meeting Accessibility: This meeting is available to the public via 
Webcast. Live captioning will also be available. The Webcast URL will 
be sent to registrants upon receipt of their RSVP. All webcast meeting 
participants must RSVP by January 17, 2018 to receive the webcast 
information, which will be emailed to them by Maria Michaels 
(maria.michaels@cdc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Michaels, Office of the 
Director; Office of Public Health Scientific Services; Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-E-33, Atlanta, GA 
30333, phone: (404) 498-0997, email: maria.michaels@cdc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is for CDC and stakeholders to 
help obtain a better understanding of how potential changes to clinical 
guideline translation might impact clinicians, electronic health record 
vendors, professional organizations, clinical decision support 
developers, federal partners, public health partners, standard 
developers, and CDC programs.
    Proposed discussion topics*: The different stages of guideline 
translation; guideline dissemination; guideline adoption; how the 
guideline

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development, dissemination, and translation process works; and how 
potential changes to the current process would impact stakeholders.

\*\ Pending final approval of review preparations.

    Century Center Campus Security Guidelines: The CDC Century Center 
Campus is located at 2500 Century Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. The 
meeting is being held in a Federal government facility; therefore, 
Federal security measures are applicable.
    All meeting attendees must RSVP by the dates outlined under MEETING 
ACCESSIBILITY. In planning your arrival time, please take into account 
the need to park and clear security. Upon arrival at the facility, 
visitors must present government-issued photo identification (e.g., a 
valid federal identification badge, state driver's license, state non-
driver's identification card, or passport). Non-United States citizens 
must complete the required security paperwork prior to the meeting date 
and must present a valid passport, visa, Permanent Resident Card, or 
other type of work authorization document upon arrival at the facility. 
Security clearance for non-United States citizens requires a minimum of 
10 business days to process. All persons entering the building must 
pass through a metal detector. Visitors will be issued a visitor's ID 
badge and may be escorted to the meeting room. All items brought to 
HHS/CDC are subject to inspection.

    Dated: January 4, 2018.
Lauren Hoffmann,
Acting Executive Secretary, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2018-00203 Filed 1-8-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-18-P