Tentative Agenda


National Center for Health Statistics
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

February 24-25, 2015

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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 24


9:00 a.m.

Call to Order, Welcome, Review Agenda

Jim Scanlon, Acting, Chair

9:10 a.m.

Updates from the Department

  • CMS
  • Privacy
  • Privacy
  • ONC

James Scanlon, ASPE

Shana Olshan, CMS
Rachel Seeger, M.P.A., OCR
Lucia Savage, ONC
Jodie Daniel, ONC

10:30 a.m.



10:45 a.m.

Population Health – Supporting Community Data Engagement, Action Item 2/25

Bruce Cohen, Ph.D., and William Stead, M.D.

12 Noon



1:00 p.m.

Standards — ACA – Review Committee on Data Standards. Charge and Expectations

Walter Suarez, M.D. and
W. Ob Soonthornsima

1:45 p.m.

Health System Monitoring Project – An Approach to Monitoring Health System Change

Susan Queen, Ph.D.

List of Measures

2:30 p.m.

Standards—Projects and Workplan

  • Preparation for Feb. 26 Hearing
  • Review Committee Criteria for Evaluating Status of Current Standards and Operating Rules
  • Refine 2015 Workplan

Standards Co-Chairs

3:45 p.m.

Privacy, Confidentiality and Security

  • Follow up w/ Toolkit Preparations
  • Preparation for Section 1179 HIPAA Exemption for Financial Institutions
  • Review and refine 2015 Plans

Linda Kloss, M.A.


Public Comment


5:30 p.m.

Full Committee Adjourns for the day


Wednesday, February 25,  Plenary Session


8:00 a.m.

Call to Order, Review Agenda

Mr. Scanlon

8:10 a.m.

Population Health – Action

Mr. Scanlon

Drs. Bruce Cohen, and
William Stead

9: 40 a.m.



9:55 a.m.

NCHS Update

Charlie Rothwell, M.S.

10:15 a.m.

NHIS— Early Release Program, Update

Dr. Robin Cohen, NCHS 

 11:00 a.m.

Working Group on Data Access and Use

Vickie M. Mays, Ph.D.

Damon Davis,  HHS idea Lab

11:30 a.m.

Committee Wrap up

Mr. Scanlon

11:50 a.m.

Public Comment


12 Noon

Adjourn Full Committee Meeting



Convene Working Group Meeting On Health Data Access and Use


Full Committee 2015 Dates

May 27-28   (Wed, Thu) 

September 16-17 (Wed, Thu)

November 18-19 (Wed, Thu)

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