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Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the second meeting of the Commission on Systemic Interoperability.

The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

The mission of the Commission on Systemic Interoperability is to submit a report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress on a comprehensive strategy for the adoption and implementation of health care information technology standards that includes a timeline and prioritization for such adoption and implementation. In developing that strategy, the Commission will consider: (1) The costs and benefits of the standards, both financial impact and quality improvement; (2) the current demand on industry resources to implement the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and other electronic standards, including HIPAA standards; and (3) the most cost-effective and efficient means for industry to implement the standards.

Name of Committee: Commission on Systemic Interoperability (Teleconference).

Date: February 9, 2005.

Time: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Agenda: Healthcare Information Technology Standards.

Place: National Library of Medicine, NIH, Conference Room B, Building 38, 2nd Floor, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894.

Contact Person: Ms. Jane Griffith, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Building 38, Room 2E17, Bethesda, MD 20894, (301) 496-6661.

Any interested person may file written comments with the committee by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The comments should include the name, address, telephone number and, when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person.

In the interest of security, NIH has instituted stringent procedures for entrance into the building by non-government employees. Persons without a government I.D. will need to show a photo I.D. and sign-in at the security desk upon entering the building. Start Printed Page 3937

This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to scheduling conflicts.

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Dated: January 21, 2005.

Anna Snouffer,

Deputy Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy.

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[FR Doc. 05-1494 Filed 1-26-05; 8:45 am]