August 15-16, 2005

Hotel Monaco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Meeting Summary

August 15
8:30 a.m.  Overview of Retreat objectives and schedule Simon Cohn, M.D., M. P. H.
  Strategic Planning to address Upcoming Issues:

  • NCVHS role in national health information policy, the “big picture”
  • Aligning Health Information Strategies with Department Health and Health IT Objectives
9:00 a.m. NCVHS Coordination with DHHS via the Office of the National Coordinator on Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) Dr. Cohn

Dr. David Brailer, (National Coordinator, ONCHIT, invited)

10:20 a.m. Break  
10:35 a.m. Current Operations and Future Expectations– Optimizing NCVHS Effectiveness

  • Integrating issues across priorities and perspectives (standards, privacy, quality, population-based health)
  • Joint Subc/Workgroup interconnections to address cross-cutting issues
  • Working with HHS Councils (e.g., Data Council, AHRQ NAC)
  • Coordinating with other groups, organizations,  ex:  Census, Bureau of Labor, NAS, NIST, DHS
Dr. Cohn
11:15 a.m. Populations Report — Action  
12:40 a.m. Lunch  
1:50 p.m. Coordinating with NCHS Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) Objectives

  • Synergy between NCVHS and BSC missions
  • Joint foci and projects (e.g., vital statistics, racial and ethnic data)
  • Improved coordination and collaboration
    • Liaisons
    • Joint Session with BSC
Dr. Cohn
Dr. Sondik
Dr. June O’Neill
2:00 p.m. Subcommittee and Workgroup Goal and Work plan Review Executive Subcommittee
3:15 p.m. Break  
3:30 p.m. Subcommittee and Workgroup Goal and Work plan Review (Cont’d) Executive Subcommittee
4:45 p.m. Summary Comments Dr. Cohn
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for the Day Dr. Cohn

August 16
8:30 a.m.  Recap from Previous Day

“Looking Forward”

Dr. Cohn

Susan Kanaan

9:00 a.m. Aligning Subcommittee/Workgroup work plans with NCVHS budget

  • Hearings
  • Consultants
  • Site visits/other
Executive Subcommittee, Executive Secretariat
9:45 a.m. Break  
10:00 a.m. Finalizing Strategic Goals and Objectives

  • Executive Subcommittee
    • NHII Workgroup
  • Standards and Security
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Subcommittee on Populations
    • Quality Workgroup
Executive Subcommittee
11:30 a.m. Review September 8-9 Agenda and plan for November 16-17 NCVHS Meeting Dr. Cohn
  Full NCVHS Meeting– Agendas

September 8-9,  2005
November 16-17, 2005
February 22-23, 2006
June 21-22, 2006
September 13-14, 2006
November 28-29, 2006

(Note BSC Meeting Dates)
September 15-16, 2005
January 26-27, 2006 (Proposed)
May 4-5, 2006 (Proposed)

12:00 pm Executive Retreat Wrap up — Adjourn Dr. Cohn

Retreat Objectives:

  • Review and provide input into subcommittee/workgroup goals and work plans and discuss any planned work products
  • Consider budgetary implications for FY 2006
  • Discuss executive strategy and “big picture” issues as they pertain to work plan development and meeting planning
  • Review the September NCVHS full meeting agenda in light of plans and priorities.
  • Begin planning the November full committee meeting

Times, topics and speakers are subject to change.  For final agenda, please call 301-458-4200 at NCHS or visit the NCVHS Home Page at http:/ July 15, 2005