Health Information Technology Advisory Committee 2019 Schedule, 1169 [2019-00707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices Health Information Technology Advisory Committee 2019 Schedule Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS ACTION: 2019 Public Meeting Dates of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) was established in accordance with section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The HITAC, among other things, identifies priorities for standards adoption and makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (National Coordinator). The HITAC will hold public meetings throughout 2019. See list of public meetings below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Richie, Designated Federal Officer, at Lauren.Richie@hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114–255) establishes the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (referred to as the ‘‘HITAC’’). The HITAC will be governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub.L. 92–463), as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. SUMMARY: Composition The HITAC is comprised of at least 25 members, of which: • No fewer than 2 members are advocates for patients or consumers of health information technology; • 3 members are appointed by the HHS Secretary Æ 1 of whom shall be appointed to represent the Department of Health and Human Services; and Æ 1 of whom shall be a public health official; • 2 members are appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; • 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; • 2 members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; • 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and • Other members are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States. Members will serve for one-, two-, or three-year terms. All members may be VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 develop and submit recommendations to the National Coordinator on the topics of interoperability, privacy and security, and patient access. In addition, the committee will also address any administrative matters and hear periodic reports from ONC. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than 24 Recommendations hours prior to the meeting start time. If The HITAC recommendations to the ONC is unable to post the background National Coordinator are publicly material on its website prior to the available at https://www.healthit.gov/ meeting, the material will be made topic/federal-advisory-committees/ recommendations-national-coordinator- publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the health-it. background material will be posted on Public Meetings ONC’s website after the meeting, at The schedule of meetings to be held http://www.healthit.gov/hitac. in 2019 is as follows: Procedure: Interested persons may • February 20, 2019 from approximately present data, information, or views, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time orally or in writing, on issues pending (virtual meeting) before the committee. Written • March 20, 2019 from approximately submissions may be made to the contact 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time at person prior to the meeting date. An the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 oral public comment period will be Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC scheduled at each meeting. Time 20008 allotted for each presentation will be • April 10, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time at limited to three minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 greater than can be reasonably Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC accommodated during the scheduled 20008 • May 13, 2019 from approximately public comment period, ONC will take 9:30 a .m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time written comments after the meeting. (virtual meeting) Persons attending ONC’s HITAC • June 19, 2019 from approximately meetings are advised that the agency is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time not responsible for providing wireless (virtual meeting) access or access to electrical outlets. • September 18, 2019 from ONC welcomes the attendance of the approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ Eastern Time at the Omni Shoreham public at its HITAC meetings. Seating is Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, limited at the location, and ONC will Washington, DC 20008 make every effort to accommodate • October 16, 2019 from approximately persons with physical disabilities or 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time special needs. If you require special (virtual meeting) accommodations due to a disability, • November 13, 2019 from please contact Lauren Richie at least approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ seven (7) days in advance of the Eastern Time (virtual meeting) meeting. All meetings are open to the public. Notice of these meetings are given Additional meetings may be scheduled under the Federal Advisory Committee as needed. For web conference Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463 , 5 U.S.C., App. instructions and the most up-to-date 2). information, please visit the HITAC calendar on the ONC website, http:// Dated: January 28, 2019 www.healthit.gov/FACAS/calendar. Lauren Richie, Contact Person for Meetings: Lauren Richie, lauren.richie@hhs.gov . A notice Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information in the Federal Register about last Technology. minute modifications that impact a [FR Doc. 2019–00707 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] previously announced advisory BILLING CODE 4150–45–P committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Please email Lauren Richie for the most current information about meetings. Agenda: As outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act, the HITAC will reappointed for subsequent three-year terms. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Health Information Technology Advisory Committee 2019 Schedule

AGENCY: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology (ONC), HHS

ACTION: 2019 Public Meeting Dates of the Health Information Technology 
Advisory Committee

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SUMMARY: The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) 
was established in accordance with section 4003(e) of the 21st Century 
Cures Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The HITAC, among 
other things, identifies priorities for standards adoption and makes 
recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology (National Coordinator). The HITAC will hold public meetings 
throughout 2019. See list of public meetings below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Richie, Designated Federal 
Officer, at Lauren.Richie@hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures 
Act (Pub. L. 114-255) establishes the Health Information Technology 
Advisory Committee (referred to as the ``HITAC''). The HITAC will be 
governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) 
(Pub.L. 92-463), as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth 
standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees.

Composition

    The HITAC is comprised of at least 25 members, of which:
     No fewer than 2 members are advocates for patients or 
consumers of health information technology;
     3 members are appointed by the HHS Secretary
    [cir] 1 of whom shall be appointed to represent the Department of 
Health and Human Services; and
    [cir] 1 of whom shall be a public health official;
     2 members are appointed by the majority leader of the 
Senate;
     2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the 
Senate;
     2 members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives;
     2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the 
House of Representatives; and
     Other members are appointed by the Comptroller General of 
the United States.
    Members will serve for one-, two-, or three-year terms. All members 
may be reappointed for subsequent three-year terms. Each member is 
limited to two three-year terms, not to exceed six years of service. 
After establishment, members shall be appointed for a three-year term. 
Members serve without pay, but will be provided per-diem and travel 
costs for committee services.

Recommendations

    The HITAC recommendations to the National Coordinator are publicly 
available at https://www.healthit.gov/topic/federal-advisory-committees/recommendations-national-coordinator-health-it.

Public Meetings

    The schedule of meetings to be held in 2019 is as follows:

 February 20, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time (virtual meeting)
 March 20, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20008
 April 10, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20008
 May 13, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a .m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time (virtual meeting)
 June 19, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time (virtual meeting)
 September 18, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20008
 October 16, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time (virtual meeting)
 November 13, 2019 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./
Eastern Time (virtual meeting)

    All meetings are open to the public. Additional meetings may be 
scheduled as needed. For web conference instructions and the most up-
to-date information, please visit the HITAC calendar on the ONC 
website, http://www.healthit.gov/FACAS/calendar.
    Contact Person for Meetings: Lauren Richie, lauren.richie@hhs.gov . 
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. Please email 
Lauren Richie for the most current information about meetings.
    Agenda: As outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act, the HITAC will 
develop and submit recommendations to the National Coordinator on the 
topics of interoperability, privacy and security, and patient access. 
In addition, the committee will also address any administrative matters 
and hear periodic reports from ONC. 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 website prior to the meeting, the material will be made publicly 
available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the 
background material will be posted on ONC's website after the meeting, 
at http://www.healthit.gov/hitac.
    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. An oral public comment period will be scheduled at 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 public comment 
period, ONC will take written comments after the meeting.
    Persons attending ONC's HITAC 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 HITAC 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 
Lauren Richie at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting.
    Notice of these meetings are given under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92-463 , 5 U.S.C., App. 2).

    Dated: January 28, 2019
Lauren Richie,
Office of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology.
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