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Department of Health and Human Services


Subcommittee on Standards and Security

September 21 – 22, 2005

National Center for Health Statistics, Auditorium A & B
Hyattsville, MD

Meeting Synopsis

The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on Standards and Security was convened on September 21-22, 2005 at the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, MD.  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
  • 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
  • Jorge Ferrer, MD, VA
  • J. Michael Fitzmaurice, Ph.D., AHRQ
  • Wanda Govan-Jenkins, NCHS/CDC
  • Donna Pickett, NCHS/CDC
  • Steven J. Steindel, Ph.D., CDC


  • Roger Blauwet, RxBC Coalition
  • Lynn Boyd, College of American Pathologists
  • Mark N. Brueckl, AMCP
  • Teri Byrne, RxHUB
  • Tanisha Carino, Avalere Health LLC
  • James Cimino, Columbia University
  • Michael J. DeCarlo, BlueCross BlueShield
  • Lorraine Fernandes, Initiate Systems, Inc.
  • John Halamka, CareGroup Health Systems
  • Beth Halley, Mitre Corporation
  • Erika Heaton, Avalere Health LLC
  • Jill G. Helm, Allscripts
  • Frank A. Kyle, Jr., ADA
  • Marilyn Zigmund Luke, AHIP
  • Andrew Magan, CMS
  • Drew Morgan, CMS
  • Anthony J. Schueth, Point-of-Care Partners
  • Scott Schumacher, Initiate Systems, Inc.
  • Kent A. Spackman, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Robin Thomashauer, CAQH
  • Woodrow Wilson, III, Lockheed Martin Information Technology
  • Rochelle E. Woolley, RxHUB
  • Helen Yang, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


  • Ms. Friedman will organize a Subcommittee teleconference if the claims attachment comes out.
  • Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Blair, and Ms. Friedman will explore the timing of writing a letter during the break-out session of the November Committee meeting after a claims attachment teleconference.
  • Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Blair, and Ms. Friedman will also seek a written overview from the Office of the National Coordinator about their activities, their RFPs, and their staffing.

The next Subcommittee hearing will be held on December 7-8, 2005.  Topics will include the ROI of HIPAA, the e-prescribing regulation, the e-prescribing pilot awards, and further discussion with CHI about their allergy recommendation.

All official NCVHS documents are posted on the NCVHS Website.

Topics and Presenters

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

  • Matching Patients to their Records
    • John Halamka, MD
    • Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA
    • Teri Byme, RxHUB
  • Update on Key Issues:  CORE Project – Robin Thomashauer, CAQH
  • Update on Key Issues:  CHI – Beth Halley, R.N., M.B.A.
  • Update on Key Issues:  E-Prescribing Pilot – Maria Friedman, D.B.A., CMS
  • Katrina Update – Steve Steindel, Ph.D., CDC

Thursday, September 22, 2005

  • Secondary Uses of Clinical Data
    • Kent A. Spackman, M.D., Ph.D.
    • James Cimino, Ph.D.

See official transcript for full subcommittee discussion.