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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 150 / Friday, August 4, 2006 / Notices notice is hereby given that the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) has issued an exposure draft, Interpretation: Items Held for Remanufacture. The proposed Interpretation would clarify the principles governing the classification, valuation and reporting of items that are in the process of major overhaul or remanufacture for sale or for internal use. The Exposure Draft is available on the FASAB home page http://www.fasab.gov/exposure.html. Copies can be obtained by contacting FASAB at (202) 512–7350. Respondents are encouraged to comment on any party of the exposure draft. Written comments are requested by October 16, 2006, and should be sent to: Wendy M. Comes, Executive Director, Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. 441 G Street, NW., Suite 6814, Mail Stop 6K17V, Washington, DC 20548. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Comes, Executive Director, 441 G Street, NW., Washington, DC 20548, or call (202) 512–7350. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Pub. L. 92–463. Dated: August 1, 2006. Charles Jackson, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 06–6677 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM gechino on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding Companies The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, including the companies listed below. The applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also 22:39 Aug 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 1, 2006. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E6–12608 Filed 8–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S BILLING CODE 1610–01–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 includes whether the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/. Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 31, 2006. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Piedmont Community Bank Group, Inc., Gray, Georgia; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Piedmont Community Bank, Gray, Georgia. Notice of Availability: Secretarial Recognition of Certain Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) Functionality, Interoperability, Security and Reliability Criteria for Ambulatory Electronic Health Records AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. Authority: EO 13335 (‘‘Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology and Establishing the Position of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator’’) and Pub. L. 109–149 (‘‘Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006’’). SUMMARY: By this document we are informing the public of the Secretary’s recognition of certain Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) criteria for ambulatory EHR functionality, interoperability, security and reliability standards. This list of recognized criteria is available by clicking the applicable link at http://www.hhs.gov/ healthit. The CCHIT was created in 2004 by an industry coalition of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Health PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44295 Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. CCHIT’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of HIT by creating an efficient, credible and sustainable product certification program. During the three comment cycles that generated the ambulatory EHR criteria that the Secretary has recognized, CCHIT received over 1500 comments from a wide range of stakeholders. Further outreach was achieved through the establishment of several large Town Hall presentations with attendances in the range of 500–1000 at Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conferences as well as at more than thirty smaller presentations to a variety of associations, organizations and the press gatherings. CCHIT grouped its ambulatory EHR certification criteria recommendations into three groups, ‘‘functionality,’’ ‘‘interoperability’’ and ‘‘security/ reliability.’’ For ease of understanding, the Secretary broke the security and reliability recommendations into separate categories. Definitions of these categories, and an example that illuminates the various functions of each category are as follows: 1. Functionality criteria identify minimum required and provisional product features for documenting and managing a typical patient encounter. For example, a physician needs to be able to access his/her patient’s laboratory test results, so an example of a functional requirement is that an EHR would need to provide the capability of displaying laboratory test results. 2. Interoperability criteria establish standards for how products interact with other products within and across care settings. For example, to ensure interoperability, the physician EHR noted above would need to be able to receive laboratory test results from another physician’s (within care settings) as well as from laboratory systems (across care settings). 3. Security and reliability criteria are designed to help the security inspector assess a product’s ability to protect, manage and audit access to sensitive patient data. For clarity, we have broken these criteria into the two separate categories, security and reliability. a. Security 1 addresses the appropriate access to data by appropriate parties and the protection of data from improper manipulation. For example, laboratory test results should be accessible to a 1 HHS notes that the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule continue to be applicable. E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 150 (Friday, August 4, 2006)]
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FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Formations of, Acquisitions by, and Mergers of Bank Holding 
Companies

    The companies listed in this notice have applied to the Board for 
approval, pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 
1841 et seq.) (BHC Act), Regulation Y (12 CFR Part 225), and all other 
applicable statutes and regulations to become a bank holding company 
and/or to acquire the assets or the ownership of, control of, or the 
power to vote shares of a bank or bank holding company and all of the 
banks and nonbanking companies owned by the bank holding company, 
including the companies listed below.
    The applications listed below, as well as other related filings 
required by the Board, are available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The application also will be available 
for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested 
persons may express their views in writing on the standards enumerated 
in the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1842(c)). If the proposal also involves the 
acquisition of a nonbanking company, the review also includes whether 
the acquisition of the nonbanking company complies with the standards 
in section 4 of the BHC Act (12 U.S.C. 1843). Unless otherwise noted, 
nonbanking activities will be conducted throughout the United States. 
Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained 
from the National Information Center website at www.ffiec.gov/nic/.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the 
offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 31, 2006.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Andre Anderson, Vice President) 
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309:
    1. Piedmont Community Bank Group, Inc., Gray, Georgia; to become a 
bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of 
Piedmont Community Bank, Gray, Georgia.

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 1, 
2006.
Robert deV. Frierson,
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. E6-12608 Filed 8-3-06; 8:45 am]
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