[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 175 (Friday, September 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55912-55913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23050]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


HIT Policy Committee Advisory Meeting; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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    This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory 
committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology

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(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 12, 2011, 
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
    Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. For up-to-date information, go to the ONC Web site, 
http://healthit.hhs.gov.
    Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National 
Coordinator, HHS, 330 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-
4528, Fax: 202-690-6079, e-mail: judy.sparrow@hhs.gov. 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, the Privacy & Security Tiger 
Team, the Enrollment Workgroup, and the Quality Measures Workgroup. 
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 7, 2011. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled 
between approximately 1 and 2 p.m. Time allotted for each 
presentation is limited to three minutes. 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 Judy Sparrow 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: September 1, 2011.
Judith Sparrow,
Office of Programs and Coordination, Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-23050 Filed 9-8-11; 8:45 am]
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