March 5, 2021 - 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.

Closed captioning for this meeting is available.  Viewers are asked to highlight the closed captioning symbol "cc" on the bottom of their viewing screen to enable this function. 

  1. Call to order and logistics
  2. Welcome and introductions
  3. Approval of December 7, 2020, meeting minutes
  4. e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC) status and membership
  5. eHAC rules amendment update
  6. Call for subcommittee chairs
  7. Subcommittee reports:
    1. eHAC interoperability
    2. eHAC telemedicine, telehealth, and telemonitoring
    3. eHAC behavioral health
  8. Telemedicine
    1. Senate Bill 670, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019) implementation
    2. COVID-19 telemedicine and telehealth policy flexibilities
    3. Update on Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas
    4. Update on 87th Legislative Session (2021)
    5. Update on Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment transition plan telemedicine/telehealth assessment milestone
  9. Break
  10. Disaster response in health information technology
  11. Integration and data exchange capabilities
  12. Public comment
  13. Next meeting planning
  14. 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 here.
http://texashhsmeetings.org/eHAC_PCReg_March2021

Members of the public who would like to provide written public comment to HHSC may email Adriana.Rhames@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m., March 2, 2021. Please include your name and the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be forwarded to State staff and committee members for their consideration. Comments should not include confidential information or protected health information.

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., March 2, 2021. Members of the public may also use the Microsoft Teams Live Event Q&A section during the meeting to submit a request to provide public comment.  The request must contain your name, the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in comments.

Public comment is limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible PDF format. 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. Do not include confidential information or protected health information in handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to members of the Advisory Committee and State staff.

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.