December 7, 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.

Join the meeting here. 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 July 17, 2020, meeting minutes
  4. e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC) status and membership
  5. eHAC rules amendment update
  6. eHAC chair and vice-chair elections
  7. 2020 annual eHAC report update
  8. Subcommittee reports:
    1. eHAC interoperability
    2. eHAC telemedicine, telehealth, and telemonitoring
    3. eHAC behavioral health
  9. Break
  10. Telemedicine
  11. National provider identifier and Texas provider identifier
  12. Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program transition plan telemedicine and telehealth assessment milestone
  13. Disaster response in health information technology
  14. Break
  15. Texas immunization Registry, ImmTrac2:  Bi-directional data exchange
  16. Department of State Health Services, public health reporting
  17. Public comment
  18. Next meeting planning
  19. 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://texashhsmeetings.org/eHAC_PCReg_Dec2020. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to HHSC by emailing Adriana.Rhames@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m., December 3, 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 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., December 3, 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. 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). Handouts must be emailed to HHSC staff 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@hhs.texas.gov or via phone call at 512-491-5557.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.

Persons who wish to attend the meeting and require assistive technology or services should contact Rhames at Adriana.Rhames@hhs.texas.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.