Final Agenda


September 13 – 14, 2006

H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C.  20201

Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, September 13th


 9:00 a.m. Call to Order
Welcome and Introductions,
Review of agenda
Simon Cohn, M.D., M.P.H., Chair
9:15 a.m. Update from the Department

  • Data Council
    Responses to NCVHS reports and recommendations
  • HHS Implementation of PL 104-191
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
    • Data Standards, Including Clinical Data Standards  Adoption, E-Prescribing Final Rule
    • Privacy Rule Compliance Update
James Scanlon, ASPEKaren Trudel, CMS

Susan McAndrew,  OCR

10:40 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Full Committee Retreat and Executive Subcommittee Meeting – Review Dr. Cohn
11:15 a.m. Ad Hoc Workgroup Letter – Nationwide Health Information Network Dr. John Loonsk (introductory remarks)Dr. Cohn
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Continue Discussion of Ad hoc Workgroup Letter
3:10 p.m. Update on Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel Dr. John Halamka
4:00 p.m. Subcommity and Standards and Security Letter CHI – Allergy, Action Sept. 14 Mr. Blair and Mr. Reynolds
4:30 p.m. Adjourn Plenary
Subcommittee and Workgroup Working Sessions
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dr. Cohn
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dr. Steinwachs
7:00 p.m. Dinner Social

Thursday, September 14th


8:00 a.m. Quality Workgroup Breakout Session – Room 405A Mr. Hungate
Full Committee Meeting – Plenary Session
9:05 a.m. Call to Order Dr. Cohn
9:15 a.m. AHRQ Quality Indicator Project – Update Ms. Mary Beth Farquhar
9:30 a.m. Subcommittee on Standards and Security Letters – ActionAd Hoc Workgroup NHIN Letter – Action Dr. Cohn
10:30 a.m. Reports from Subcommittees and WorkgroupsI. NHII Workgroup

II. Subcommittee on Standards and Security

III. Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality

IV. Subcommittee on Populations

V.  Workgroup on Quality

Future agendas for NCVHS Meetings

  • November 28 – 29, 2006
  • February 13 – 14, 2007
  • June 20 – 21, 2007
  • September 25 – 26, 2007
  • November 27 – 28, 2007

Subcommittee and Workgroup Meetings

  • Populations: Sept. 18 – 19
  • Privacy and Confidentiality: Sept. 15 and Nov. 30
  • Standards and Security: Oct. 11 – 12, Dec. 13 – 14 (tentative)
Dr. Cohn

Mr. Blair and Mr. Reynolds

Mr. Rothstein


Dr. Steinwachs

Mr. Hungate

Dr. Cohn

10:45 a.m. Break
Convene Joint Meeting with NCHS Board of Scientific Counselors
11:20 a.m. Introductions and Overview of NCVHS and BSC

  • Introductions
  • Overview of NCVHS and BSC
  • Discussion of Mutual Interests
    • NCHS Resource Requirements
    • Explore Areas of Collaboration
Simon Cohn, M.D., Chair, NCVHSJune O’Neill, Ph.D., Chair, BSC
11:30 a.m. Implications of Confidentiality Requirements in Natality and Mortality Vital Statistics State Perspective – Steve Schwartz
NCHS Perspective – Charles J. Rothwell
12:40 p.m. Working LunchRe-engineering the Vital Statistics System and Role of Health Information Technology NCHS Division of Vital Statistics Staff
2:00 p.m. Next Steps

  • Identify follow-up issues
  • Discuss process for future collaborations
Dr. CohnDr. O’Neill
2:20 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn Joint Meeting Dr. CohnDr. O’Neill

August 11, 2006

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