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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. 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 March 7, 2014. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Chapelle Davis, Assistant Vice President) 1000 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30309: 1. Apollo Bancshares, Inc., Miami, Florida; to acquire 100 percent of the voting shares of First Bank of Miami Shares, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire voting shares of First Bank of Miami, both in Coral Gables, Florida. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 5, 2014. Michael J. Lewandowski, Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2014–02783 Filed 2–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology BILLING CODE 6730–01–P 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 applications will also be available for inspection at the offices of PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Announcement of Requirements and Registration for ‘‘Digital Privacy Notice Challenge’’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS. Award Approving Official: Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right to be informed of the privacy practices of health plans and health care providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with respect to their personal health information. Health plans and covered health care providers are required to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear, user friendly explanation of these rights and practices.1 In practice, however, many patients have found that these notices SUMMARY: 1 45 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM CFR 164.520. 10FEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 7672 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2014 / Notices can be difficult to read and poorly comprehended.2 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently collaborated with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to develop model notices of privacy practices (NPP) that clearly convey the required information to patients in an accessible format. These model notices can be customized by covered entities (doctors, hospitals and other health care providers covered by HIPAA who maintain patient data, health plans) and then printed for office display and distributed to patients. The new model notice resources offer an opportunity to improve what covered entities display online. Research shows that online privacy policies are often not read or well-understood by the general public.3 As in the case of privacy notices displayed in medical offices, if patients cannot understand what they are reading online, they will not be properly informed of their privacy rights, including their right to access their health information. A patient’s understanding of his or her privacy rights is an important component of quality health care and can impact patient-provider communication as well as patient engagement in health care. The Digital Privacy Notice Challenge leverages the consumer tested and preferred content and formats developed recently as part of the joint ONC/OCR model NPP project and provides an award to the creators of the best online versions of an NPP. Out-ofthe-box thinking could be effectively applied to the challenge of creating an online NPP that patients would actually read and understand, helping to break down the barriers to patients taking greater control of their own health and health care. We hope to bring a variety of creative minds to the task of developing a patient friendly resource, as well as enable users to interact with the proposed notices and identify the most effective approaches. The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public L. 111–358). DATES: • Submission period begins: February 7, 2014 • Submission period ends: April 7, 2014 2 https://www.privacyrights.org/ar/HIPAAReading.htm. 3 Turow, Hoofnagle, Mulligan, Good and Grossklags. The Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Privacy in the Coming Decade. I/S—A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. 740. (2008). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Feb 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Winners announced: Event TBD MayJune, 2014 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Wong, 202–720–2866 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subject of Challenge Competition The Challenge is a call for designers, developers, and patient privacy experts to create an online model notice of privacy practices that is compelling, readable, and understandable by patients and is easily integrated into existing entity Web sites. Submissions will use the content and design elements developed recently as part of the joint ONC/OCR paper-based model NPP project. Submitters are challenged to take the model language and format(s) and develop effective approaches to integrating them into an online interface. The module, or generator, is intended to live on GitHub and be made available open-source such that any organization can implement it on its Web site. The Submission must: • Be coded in JavaScript for the interaction piece (as a JQuery plugin, Node.JS module, or standalone script) and HTML/CSS for the presentation layer. • Use the content developed jointly by ONC and OCR, available at http:// www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/ modelnotices.html. The formatting design elements of the paper notices were consumer-tested and should be looked to as a guide, but successful submissions will factor in the differences between reading and consuming content on paper versus online. • Allow organizations using it to customize the content, consistent with the options made available through the paper-based model. The intent of the challenge is to design a model digital notice that creatively informs and educates the user, so simply cutting-and-pasting the content into an online document will not be sufficient to win an award. At the end of the submission period, Submissions will be posted on the challenge Web site for a public voting period of two weeks. In addition to the functioning generator, Solvers must submit a slide deck of no more than seven slides that describes how the submission functions, how to install and operate the generator, the system requirements to run the generator, and addresses the application requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity— (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section. (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. (4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment. (5) Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours. (6) Shall not be an employee of Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. (7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award. (8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission. An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis. Entrants must agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from my participation in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise. Entrants must also agree to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to competition activities. Registration Process for Participants To register for this Challenge, participants can access http:// www.challenge.gov and search for ‘‘Digital Privacy Notice Challenge.’’ E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2014 / Notices Prize • • • • Total: $25,000 in prizes First Place: $15,000 Second Place: $7,000 Third Place: $3,000 Payment of the Prize Prize will be paid by contractor. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Basis upon Which Winner Will be Selected The review panel will make selections based upon the following criteria: • Accurate use of model NPP content • Use of best practices in presenting web content for consumption, including use of plain/understandable writing in any additional framing language • Visual appeal • Capacity to link to other relevant covered entity content • Results from public voting period In order for an entry to be eligible to win this Challenge, it must meet the following requirements: 1. General—Contestants must provide continuous access to the tool, a detailed description of the tool, instructions on how to install and operate the tool, and system requirements required to run the tool (collectively, ‘‘Submission’’) 2. Acceptable platforms—The tool must be designed for use with existing web, mobile web, electronic health record, or other platform for supporting interactions of the content provided with other capabilities. 3. Section 508 Compliance— Contestants must acknowledge that they understand that, as a pre-requisite to any subsequent acquisition by FAR contract or other method, they are required to make their proposed solution compliant with Section 508 accessibility and usability requirements at their own expense. Any electronic information technology that is ultimately obtained by HHS for its use, development, or maintenance must meet Section 508 accessibility and usability standards. Past experience has demonstrated that it can be costly for solution-providers to ‘‘retrofit’’ solutions if remediation is later needed. The HHS Section 508 Evaluation Product Assessment Template, available at http://www.hhs.gov/od/vendors/ index.html, provides a useful roadmap for developers to review. It is a simple, web-based checklist utilized by HHS officials to allow vendors to document how their products do or do not meet the various Section 508 requirements. 4. No HHS or ONC logo—The app must not use HHS’, ONC’s, or OCR’s logos or official seals in the Submission, and must not claim endorsement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Feb 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 5. Functionality/Accuracy—A Submission may be disqualified if it fails to function as expressed in the description provided by the user, or if it provides inaccurate or incomplete information. 6. Security—Submissions must be free of malware. Contestant agrees that ONC may conduct testing on the app to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present. ONC may disqualify the Submission if, in ONC’s judgment, the app may damage government or others’ equipment or operating environment. Additional Information General Conditions: ONC reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, at ONC’s sole discretion. Intellectual Property: Winning entries as determined by ONC will be licensed to all under the Apache License 2.0. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3719. Dated: February 3, 2014. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 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Information about the Advisory Group and the agenda for this meeting can be obtained by accessing the following Web site: http://www.surgeongeneral. gov/initiatives/prevention/advisorygrp/ index.html SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on February 26, 2014 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. EST via teleconference. More information about the meeting can be found at: http://www.surgeongeneral. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7673 gov/initiatives/prevention/advisorygrp/ index.html FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of the Surgeon General, 200 Independence Ave. SW.; Washington, DC 20201; 202–205–9517; prevention.council@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Group is a non-discretionary federal advisory committee that was initially established under Executive Order 13544, dated June 10, 2010, to comply with the statutes under Section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111– 148. The Advisory Group was terminated on September 30, 2012, by Executive Order 13591, dated November 23, 2011. Authority for the Advisory Group to be re-established was given under Executive Order 13631, dated December 7, 2012. Authority for the Advisory Group to continue to operate until September 30, 2015 was given under Executive Order 13652, dated September 30, 2013. The Advisory Group was established to assist in carrying out the mission of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (the Council). The Advisory Group provides recommendations and advice to the Council. It is authorized for the Advisory Group to consist of not more than 25 non-federal members. The Advisory Group currently has 22 members who were appointed by the President. The membership includes a diverse group of licensed health professionals, including integrative health practitioners who have expertise in (1) worksite health promotion; (2) community services, including community health centers; (3) preventive medicine; (4) health coaching; (5) public health education; (6) geriatrics; and (7) rehabilitation medicine. During this meeting, the Advisory Group will review recommendations they have developed to be submitted to the next Surgeon General. Members of the public who wish to attend must register by 12:00 p.m. EST on February 21, 2014. Individuals should register for public attendance at prevention.council@hhs.gov by providing your full name and affiliation. The public will have the opportunity to provide comments to the Advisory Group; public comment will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker. Registration via email (prevention.council@hhs.gov) is also required for the public comment session. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology


Announcement of Requirements and Registration for ``Digital 
Privacy Notice Challenge''

AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, HHS.
    Award Approving Official: Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The HIPAA Privacy Rule gives individuals a fundamental right 
to be informed of the privacy practices of health plans and health care 
providers, as well as to be informed of their privacy rights with 
respect to their personal health information. Health plans and covered 
health care providers are required to develop and distribute a notice 
that provides a clear, user friendly explanation of these rights and 
practices.\1\ In practice, however, many patients have found that these 
notices

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can be difficult to read and poorly comprehended.\2\
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    \1\ 45 CFR 164.520.
    \2\ https://www.privacyrights.org/ar/HIPAA-Reading.htm.
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    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology (ONC) recently collaborated with the Office for Civil Rights 
(OCR) to develop model notices of privacy practices (NPP) that clearly 
convey the required information to patients in an accessible format. 
These model notices can be customized by covered entities (doctors, 
hospitals and other health care providers covered by HIPAA who maintain 
patient data, health plans) and then printed for office display and 
distributed to patients.
    The new model notice resources offer an opportunity to improve what 
covered entities display online. Research shows that online privacy 
policies are often not read or well-understood by the general 
public.\3\ As in the case of privacy notices displayed in medical 
offices, if patients cannot understand what they are reading online, 
they will not be properly informed of their privacy rights, including 
their right to access their health information. A patient's 
understanding of his or her privacy rights is an important component of 
quality health care and can impact patient-provider communication as 
well as patient engagement in health care.
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    \3\ Turow, Hoofnagle, Mulligan, Good and Grossklags. The Federal 
Trade Commission and Consumer Privacy in the Coming Decade. I/S--A 
Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. 740. (2008).
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    The Digital Privacy Notice Challenge leverages the consumer tested 
and preferred content and formats developed recently as part of the 
joint ONC/OCR model NPP project and provides an award to the creators 
of the best online versions of an NPP. Out-of-the-box thinking could be 
effectively applied to the challenge of creating an online NPP that 
patients would actually read and understand, helping to break down the 
barriers to patients taking greater control of their own health and 
health care. We hope to bring a variety of creative minds to the task 
of developing a patient friendly resource, as well as enable users to 
interact with the proposed notices and identify the most effective 
approaches.
    The statutory authority for this challenge competition is Section 
105 of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public L. 111-
358).

DATES: 
 Submission period begins: February 7, 2014
 Submission period ends: April 7, 2014
 Winners announced: Event TBD May-June, 2014

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Wong, 202-720-2866

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Subject of Challenge Competition

    The Challenge is a call for designers, developers, and patient 
privacy experts to create an online model notice of privacy practices 
that is compelling, readable, and understandable by patients and is 
easily integrated into existing entity Web sites. Submissions will use 
the content and design elements developed recently as part of the joint 
ONC/OCR paper-based model NPP project. Submitters are challenged to 
take the model language and format(s) and develop effective approaches 
to integrating them into an online interface. The module, or generator, 
is intended to live on GitHub and be made available open-source such 
that any organization can implement it on its Web site.
    The Submission must:
     Be coded in JavaScript for the interaction piece (as a 
JQuery plugin, Node.JS module, or standalone script) and HTML/CSS for 
the presentation layer.
     Use the content developed jointly by ONC and OCR, 
available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/modelnotices.html. 
The formatting design elements of the paper notices were consumer-
tested and should be looked to as a guide, but successful submissions 
will factor in the differences between reading and consuming content on 
paper versus online.
     Allow organizations using it to customize the content, 
consistent with the options made available through the paper-based 
model.
    The intent of the challenge is to design a model digital notice 
that creatively informs and educates the user, so simply cutting-and-
pasting the content into an online document will not be sufficient to 
win an award.
    At the end of the submission period, Submissions will be posted on 
the challenge Web site for a public voting period of two weeks.
    In addition to the functioning generator, Solvers must submit a 
slide deck of no more than seven slides that describes how the 
submission functions, how to install and operate the generator, the 
system requirements to run the generator, and addresses the application 
requirements.

Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition

    To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual 
or entity--
    (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under 
the rules promulgated by the Office of the National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology.
    (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this 
section.
    (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and 
maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the 
case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, 
shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
    (4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within 
the scope of their employment.
    (5) Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or 
submissions during assigned duty hours.
    (6) Shall not be an employee of Office of the National Coordinator 
for Health IT.
    (7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop COMPETES 
Act challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their 
grant award.
    (8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract 
to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in 
support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
    An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the 
individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal 
employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made 
available to all individuals and entities participating in the 
competition on an equitable basis.
    Entrants must agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims 
against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the 
case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of 
property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or 
consequential, arising from my participation in this prize contest, 
whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or 
otherwise.
    Entrants must also agree to indemnify the Federal Government 
against third party claims for damages arising from or related to 
competition activities.

Registration Process for Participants

    To register for this Challenge, participants can access http://www.challenge.gov and search for ``Digital Privacy Notice Challenge.''

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Prize

 Total: $25,000 in prizes
 First Place: $15,000
 Second Place: $7,000
 Third Place: $3,000

Payment of the Prize

    Prize will be paid by contractor.

Basis upon Which Winner Will be Selected

    The review panel will make selections based upon the following 
criteria:
 Accurate use of model NPP content
 Use of best practices in presenting web content for 
consumption, including use of plain/understandable writing in any 
additional framing language
 Visual appeal
 Capacity to link to other relevant covered entity content
 Results from public voting period
    In order for an entry to be eligible to win this Challenge, it must 
meet the following requirements:
    1. General--Contestants must provide continuous access to the tool, 
a detailed description of the tool, instructions on how to install and 
operate the tool, and system requirements required to run the tool 
(collectively, ``Submission'')
    2. Acceptable platforms--The tool must be designed for use with 
existing web, mobile web, electronic health record, or other platform 
for supporting interactions of the content provided with other 
capabilities.
    3. Section 508 Compliance--Contestants must acknowledge that they 
understand that, as a pre-requisite to any subsequent acquisition by 
FAR contract or other method, they are required to make their proposed 
solution compliant with Section 508 accessibility and usability 
requirements at their own expense. Any electronic information 
technology that is ultimately obtained by HHS for its use, development, 
or maintenance must meet Section 508 accessibility and usability 
standards. Past experience has demonstrated that it can be costly for 
solution-providers to ``retrofit'' solutions if remediation is later 
needed. The HHS Section 508 Evaluation Product Assessment Template, 
available at http://www.hhs.gov/od/vendors/index.html, provides a 
useful roadmap for developers to review. It is a simple, web-based 
checklist utilized by HHS officials to allow vendors to document how 
their products do or do not meet the various Section 508 requirements.
    4. No HHS or ONC logo--The app must not use HHS', ONC's, or OCR's 
logos or official seals in the Submission, and must not claim 
endorsement.
    5. Functionality/Accuracy--A Submission may be disqualified if it 
fails to function as expressed in the description provided by the user, 
or if it provides inaccurate or incomplete information.
    6. Security--Submissions must be free of malware. Contestant agrees 
that ONC may conduct testing on the app to determine whether malware or 
other security threats may be present. ONC may disqualify the 
Submission if, in ONC's judgment, the app may damage government or 
others' equipment or operating environment.

Additional Information

    General Conditions: ONC reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/
or modify the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, at ONC's sole 
discretion.
    Intellectual Property: Winning entries as determined by ONC will be 
licensed to all under the Apache License 2.0.

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 3719.

    Dated: February 3, 2014.
Karen DeSalvo,
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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