Department of Health and Human Services



Subcommittee on Standards and Security

February 23-24, 2006


Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A

200 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20201

Meeting Synopsis

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on Standards and Security was convened on February 23-24, 2006 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, DC.  The meeting was open to the public and was broadcast live on the Internet.




Committee Members


Jeffrey S. Blair, M.B.A., Co-Chairman

Harry Reynolds, Co-Chairman

Justine Carr, M.D.

Simon P. Cohn, M.D.

Stan M. Huff, M.D.

Judith Warren, Ph.D., R.N.




Staff and Liaisons


Maria Friedman, D.B.A., CMS, Lead Staff

Vivian Auld, NLM

Justine Carr, M.D., Workgroup on Quality

Jorge Ferrer, MD, VA

Wanda Govan-Jenkins, NCHS/CDC

Miryam Grantham, DHHS

Marjorie Greenberg, NCHS/CDC, Executive Secretary

Robert W. Hungate, Workgroup on Quality

John Kilbourne, NLM

Elizabeth Holly Miter, CHI

Donna Pickett, NCHS/CDC

Marietta Squire, NCHS, CDC

Steven J. Steindel, Ph.D., CDC




Bill Alfano, BlueCross BlueShield

Brian Bamberger, Medimedia Information Technologies

Carol Bickford, ANA

Lynn Boyd, College of American Pathologists

Teri Byrne, RxHUB

Michael J. DeCarlo, BlueCross BlueShield Assn.

Lisa M. Gables, ASCP

Margaret W. Haber, NCI

Jennifer Lis, CAQH

Christine M. Page-Lopez, CAQH

Ross D. Martin, Pfizer

Anthony J. Schueth, Point-of-Care Partners

Rachelle F. Spiro, R. Spiro Consulting

Rochelle E. Woolley, RxHUB





  • By April or June 2006, Dr. Warren, Mr. Blair, Mr. Reynolds, and Ms. Friedman will participate in the development a draft document of findings for the Secretary that summarizes and groups recommendations coming from the diversity as well as the homogeneity of prototypes presented to the Subcommittee thus far.  The focus will be on analyzing input about matching records to records.  This letter would call for actions to improve HIPAA and to recognize other emerging standards.  It was suggested that Solomon Apovu, who is familiar with identifiers used in the correctional system, review the document.


  • It was suggested that preparation of the Subcommittee’s Annual Report, which is due in September 2006, begin.  Marking HIPAA’s ten year anniversary, the focus of the report will be on lessons learned.  The entire Subcommittee was invited to submit their thoughts on lessons learned from HIPAA.



All official NCVHS documents are posted on the NCVHS Website.



Topics and Presenters


Thursday, February 23, 2006


Matching Patients to their Records                       Susan McBride, Ph.D., R.N.,

[Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council]

David Espey, M.D. [Indian Health Service]

Sara Temlitz [Veteran’s Administration]

John Chlumsky [Social Security Administration]


Subcommittee Discussion                                    Jeffrey S. Blair

Harry Reynolds

Friday, February 24, 2006


NLM Update on Standards-related Activities         Vivian Auld, NLM


FDA Update on Structured Product Label             Randy Levin, M.D. [FDA]


CHI Update                                                             Beth Halley, R.N., M.B.A. [Mitre Corp.]


DSMO Annual Report                                            Todd Omundson [AHA]


Briefing by MMA E-prescribing Pilots                     Douglas Bell, M.D. [Rand Corp.]

Mike Bordelon [Achieve Healthcare]

Jeffrey Rothschild, M.D. and Gail Fournier

[Brigham & Women’s Hospital]

Ken Whittemore [SureScripts]

Kate Lapane, Ph.D. [Brown University]

Bob Elson, M.D. [Ohio KEYPRO]

See official transcript for full subcommittee discussion.