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September 16 – 17, 2013

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Monday, September 16th


9:00 a.m. Call to Order, Welcome, Review Agenda Dr. Larry Green
9:30 a.m. Updates from the Department

  • CMS
  • ONC
  • Privacy
  • Privacy
James Scanlon, ASPEDenise Buenning, CMS

Seth Pazinski, ONC

Laura Rosas, ONC

Rachel Seeger, OCR

10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Standards Letter for ACTION
Status of Implementation of HIPAA and ACA
Dr. Walter Suarez and Mr. W. Ob Soonthornsima
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Population/Privacy – Community as a Learning System for Health, Status of Products from the Roundtable NCVHS Subcommittee Co-Chairs
1:30 p.m. HIPAA Report – Proposed Outline and Plans Dr. Walter Suarez and Mr. W. Ob Soonthornsima
2:00 p.m. NCHS Update Mr. Charlie Rothwell, Acting Director
2:15 p.m. Briefing from Healthcare Initiatives, FCC Mr. Matt Quinn
2:40 p.m. Summary comments Chair
2:45 p.m. Adjourn Plenary Chair

Breakout Sessions

3:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Population Health Dr. Bruce Cohen and Ms. Sallie Milam
4:00 p.m. Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Dr. Leslie Francis and Ms. Linda Kloss
5:00 p.m. Joint Subcommittees Subcommittee Co-Chairs
5:30 p.m. Meetings Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, September 17th


Breakout Session

8:00 a.m. Subcommittee on Standards Dr. Walter Suarez and Mr. W. Ob Soonthornsima

Full Committee Meeting – Plenary Session

9:00 a.m. Call to Order, Re-cap from Previous Day Dr. Green
9:15 a.m. Standards Letter – ACTION Chair
9:45 a.m. Accounting for Disclosures – NCVHS Involvement
10:00 a.m. Standards – Plans for Roadmap -how policies converge with Standards to frame a broader context of Administrative Simplification Dr. Walter Suarez and Mr. W. Ob Soonthornsima
10:20 a.m. HHS Data Working Group Activities – Solvathon Update Dr. Justine Carr
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Report Outs from Subcommittees and Working Group, for Further Updates, Clarification as needed Co-chairs
11:20 a.m. Remarks by the Chair and feedback from the membership on NCVHS Strategic Implementation

  • Promoting Alignment and Assuring Effectiveness
  • Incorporating Ideas from the NCVHS Working Group on Data Access and Use
  • Strategic Steps and Products for Future Directions
  • Elements of Conversion Discussion
Dr. Green
12 Noon Adjourn Full Committee Meeting Dr. Green

Working Group on Data Access & Use
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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September 21, 2013