HIT Policy Committee's NHIN Workgroup

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Department of Health and Human Services
January 7, 2010
9 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
(location to be determined)

Contact Person:
Judy Sparrow
Office of the National Coordinator, HHS
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
202-205-4528, Fax: 202-690-6079
[email protected]

The NHIN Workgroup is charged with creating a policy and technical framework that allows the internet to be used for the secure and standards-based exchange of health information, in a way that is open to all and fosters innovation.

The workgroup will be discussing the nationwide health information network (NHIN), with a primary emphasis on authentication mechanisms used by the NHIN and the private sector. The workgroup will be hearing testimony from stakeholder groups. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than two (2) business days prior to the meeting. If ONC is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, it will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posed on ONC's Web site after the meeting, at http://healthit.hhs.gov. The meeting will be available via webcast; visit http://healthit.hhs.gov for instructions on how to listen via telephone or Web.