[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 76627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30104]



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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Health IT 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 forthcoming meetings of a public advisory 
committee of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology (ONC). These 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.
    2014 Meeting Dates and Times:

 January 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 February 4, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 March 11, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 April 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 May 6, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 June 10, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 July 8, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 August 6, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 September 3, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 October 7, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 November 4, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time
 December 2, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m./Eastern Time

For meeting locations, web conference information, and the most up-to-
date information, please visit the calendar on the ONC Web site, http://www.healthit.gov/FACAS/calendar.
    Contact Person: Michelle Consolazio, Office of the National 
Coordinator, HHS, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20024, 781-710-0786, 
Fax: 202-690-6079, email: [email protected]. Please email 
Michelle Consolazio 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 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. 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://www.healthit.gov/FACAS/health-it-policy-committee.
    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 prior to the 
meeting date. Oral comments from the public will be scheduled prior to 
the lunch break and at the conclusion of each 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.
    Persons attending ONC's advisory committee meetings are advised 
that the agency is not responsible for providing wireless access or 
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 Michelle Consolazio 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. No. 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Dated: December 6, 2013.
Michelle Consolazio,
FACA Program Director, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-30104 Filed 12-17-13; 8:45 am]
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