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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services announces the following advisory committee meeting.

Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Workgroup on the National Health Information Infrastructure.

Time and Date: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., January 27, 2003; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., January 28, 2003.

Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201.

Status: Open.

Purpose: The hearing will focus on two broad issues. First, the national information infrastructure (NII)—advanced computing and communications technologies—and how the health sector's needs can be served by the NII. Speakers representing advanced R&D activities will be joined by health experts. Second, the personal health dimension of the National Health Information Infrastructure is outlined in the NCVHS report, “Information for Health.” Speakers will address such issues as how a personal health record (PHR) can help support individual health and health care needs, and the technical issues related to a PHR.

Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Mary Jo Deering, Lead Staff Person for the NCVHS Workgroup on the National Health Information Infrastructure, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Science, DHHS, Room 738G, Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201, telephone (202) 260-2652, or Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, NCHS, CDC, Room 1100, Presidential Building, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 436-7050. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/​, where an agenda for the meeting will be posted when available.

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Dated: January 7, 2003.

James Scanlon,

Acting Director, Office of Science and Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

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