HIT Policy and Standards Committee Workgroups' Deliberations to be Made Publicly Available

Jan. 25, 2010--In the interest of transparency, starting in January 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is making available to the public the HIT Policy Committee and the HIT Standards Committee workgroups' deliberations.

All workgroup meetings will be available via webcast; for instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web visit http://healthit.hhs.gov.

(Note that the majority of the workgroups' meetings will be available both via phone or web, except when indicated otherwise.)

Please check the ONC website for additional information as it becomes available since any last minute additions or modifications to previously announced workgroup meetings cannot always be published in the Federal Register to provide timely notice.

In addition, audio files (.mp3) of FACA Committee meetings and the workgroup meetings will be available on the ONC website within 24 to

48 hours following the conclusion of each meeting. A draft transcript of the meetings will be available within 5 to 8 business days. All transcripts will be marked and considered "draft" until they are reviewed and approved by the committee or workgroup members.

Contact Person: Judy Sparrow, Office of the National Coordinator, HHS, 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20201, 202-205-4528, Fax:

202-690-6079, email: [email protected] Please call the contact person or visit the ONC website for up-to-date information on these meetings.