Here is a notice about a meeting that might be worth attending via webcast or in person if you are in the Washington area. On Tuesday April 28 and Wednesday April 29, the executive subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (an advisory committee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) will hold hearings on the definition of "meaningful use".
The meetings, taking place at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C., are scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For an agenda, got to http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/090428ag.htm. To listen to a live webcast, go to http://www.va.gov/audiohhs.htm. Perhaps the webcast will allow people to comment or ask questions. I will try to sit in on parts of the webcast.
Here's a list of the people who sit on the executive subcommittee:
Harry L. Reynolds, Jr.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Justine M. Carr, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Senior VP for Quality, Safety and Medical Affairs
Caritas Christi Healthcare, Boston
Jeffrey S. Blair, M.B.A.
Director of Health Informatics
Lovelace Clinic Foundation
Leslie Pickering Francis, J.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Philosophy and Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law
University of Utah
John P. Houston, J.D.
Vice President, Privacy and Information Security
Assistant Counsel and Adjunct Assistant Professor
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
William J. Scanlon, Ph.D.
Health Policy Research and Development
Paul C. Tang, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Judith Warren, Ph.D, RN
Christine A. Hartley Centennial Professor
Director of Nursing Informatics
KUMC Center for Healthcare Informatics
University of Kansas School of Nursing
Donald M. Steinwachs, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management
Health Services Research and Development Center