July 17, 2020 - 9:00am

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Location:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams only. There is not a physical location for this meeting.

To join the meeting, go to https://texashhs.org/EHAC_July2020.

We apologize for the technical difficulties during the eHealth Advisory Committee meeting. Members of the public are invited to call in using the following information.  Please note that members of the public are not allowed to speak unless they have signed up for public comment.  If signed up for public comment, your name will be called during Agenda item 16.  Please be sure to mute your phone upon entering the meeting.

Please call:
+1 512-580-4366   United States, Austin (Toll)
Conference ID: 391 124 322#

Attendees who would like to provide public comment should see the Public Comment section below.

  1. Call to order and logistics
  2. Welcome and introductions
  3. Approval of December 9, 2019, meeting minutes
  4. e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC) status and membership
  5. Subcommittee reports:
    1. eHAC interoperability
    2. eHAC telemedicine, telehealth, and telemonitoring
  6. Telemedicine
  7. National provider identifier and Texas provider identifier
  8. Proposed behavioral health subcommittee of eHAC
  9. Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program e-health-related transition work
  10. BREAK
  11. Medicaid Technology Modernization, Health Information Technology (HIT) and Health Information Exchange program
  12. Disaster response in HIT
  13. Federal HIT rules and legislation
  14. Texas Immunization Registry: Bi-directional data exchange
  15. eHAC annual report planning
  16. Public comment
  17. Next meeting planning
  18. Adjourn

Public Comment: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to strategic planning, policy, rules, and services related to use of health information technology, health information exchange, telemedicine, telehealth, and home telemonitoring services. Members of the public who would like to provide public comment are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at https://texashhs.org/EHAC_PCReg_July2020.  Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Adriana.Rhames@hhsc.state.tx.us no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the e-Health Advisory Committee.

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone). Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by HHS staff to Council members, State staff, and the public. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to HHSC immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Adriana Rhames at Adriana.Rhames@hhsc.state.tx.us or via phone call at 512-491-5557.

Persons who want to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Rhames at Adriana.Rhames@hhsc.state.tx.us or via phone call at 512-491-5557 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.