National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Standards Subcommittee, 942 [2013-00011]

Download as PDF 942 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Standards Subcommittee Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting. Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) Subcommittee on Standards. Time and Date: February 27, 2013 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, 200 Independence Ave, SW., Room 705–A, Washington, DC 20201, (202) 690–7100. Status: Open Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to learn about the current state of standards and operating rules for electronic claims attachments. In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must adopt a standard and operating rules for electronic claims attachments. The National Committee on Vital Health Statistics is the public advisory body to the Secretary of HHS and will make recommendations based on information gleaned at the hearing. The SubCommittee is interested in evaluating the innovations underway in industry as the convergence occurs between the clinical and administrative information exchanges, and industry moves from a claim-centric, transaction-based administrative information infrastructure to quality-oriented and outcomes-based reporting. Contact Person for More Information: Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4245 or Lorraine Doo, lead staff for the Standards Subcommittee, NCVHS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of E-Health Standards and Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland, 21244, telephone (410) 786–6597. Program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members are available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http:// www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including an agenda will be posted when available. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Jan 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458–4EEO (4336) as soon as possible. Dated: December 21, 2012. James Scanlon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2013–00011 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4151–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Using Health Information Technology in Practice Redesign: Impact of Health Information Technology on Workflow.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 31st, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 6, 2013. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at dorislefkowitz@AHRO.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project Using Health Information Technology in Practice Redesign: Impact of Health Information Technology on Workflow The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a lead Federal agency in developing and disseminating evidence and evidence-based tools on how health information technology (IT) can improve health care quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness. Health IT has the potential to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of care. In particular, health IT can aid health care professionals in improving care delivery by redesigning care processes to be more effective and efficient (e.g., engaging care settings in practice redesign). The use of health IT to support practice redesign requires a deep understanding of the interaction between health IT and workflow, ideally through a human factors and socio-technical framework. Unfortunately, these health IT-workflow interactions are poorly understood and the research to date has largely focused on large academic medical centers and large health maintenance organizations, while the impact of health IT on workflow in smaller, ambulatory care practices is not well studied. To that end, AHRQ conducted an indepth study of existing research and evidence in the area of the impact of health IT on workflow, its linkage to clinician adoption, and its links to the safety, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care delivery. However, most of the articles found were not focused directly on workflow, so the quality of evidence related to workflow change varied substantially. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting 
Standards Subcommittee

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory 
committee meeting.
    Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) 
Subcommittee on Standards.
    Time and Date: February 27, 2013 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
    Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HHS, 200 
Independence Ave, SW., Room 705-A, Washington, DC 20201, (202) 690-
7100.
    Status: Open
    Purpose: The purpose of the meeting is to learn about the current 
state of standards and operating rules for electronic claims 
attachments. In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and 
Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act of 2010 
(ACA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must adopt a 
standard and operating rules for electronic claims attachments. The 
National Committee on Vital Health Statistics is the public advisory 
body to the Secretary of HHS and will make recommendations based on 
information gleaned at the hearing. The Sub-Committee is interested in 
evaluating the innovations underway in industry as the convergence 
occurs between the clinical and administrative information exchanges, 
and industry moves from a claim-centric, transaction-based 
administrative information infrastructure to quality-oriented and 
outcomes-based reporting.
    Contact Person for More Information: Marjorie S. Greenberg, 
Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 
2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4245 or Lorraine 
Doo, lead staff for the Standards Subcommittee, NCVHS, Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of E-Health Standards and 
Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland, 21244, 
telephone (410) 786-6597. Program information as well as summaries of 
meetings and a roster of committee members are available on the NCVHS 
home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further 
information including an agenda will be posted when available.
    Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC 
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458-4EEO (4336) as soon 
as possible.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
James Scanlon,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2013-00011 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4151-05-P