e-Health Advisory Committee (eHAC) Agenda

June 6, 2022 - 9:00 am

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), North Austin Complex (NAC), Room 1.400, First Floor
4601 West Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas
78751
United States

This meeting will be webcast. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the address above or access a live stream of the meeting here. Select the tab for the North Austin Complex Live on the date and time for this meeting. Please e-mail Webcasting@hhsc.state.tx.us if you have any problems with the webcasting function.

This meeting will also be conducted via videoconference call in accordance with the requirements of Section 551.127, Government Code. The member of the Committee presiding over the meeting will be physically present at the location specified above.

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

  1. Call to order, welcome, and roll call
  2. Consideration of March 7, 2022, draft meeting minutes
  3. eHAC membership status
  4. 2022 eHAC report planning
  5. Consideration of eHAC extension beyond 2023
  6. eHAC Subcommittee reports:
    1. Interoperability
    2. Telemedicine, Telehealth, and Telemonitoring
    3. Behavioral Health
  7. Telemedicine update:
    1. Legislation implementation: House Bill 4, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021
    2. Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas
  8. HHSC interoperability activities update
    1. HIE Connectivity Project
    2. Interoperability for Texas: Powering Health 2022 Report
    3. Senate Bill 640, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, implementation
  9. Department of State Health Services update on interoperability and data activities
  10. Texas Health Services Authority presentation on disaster response in health information technology
  11. Legislative perspective on interoperability with Senator Nathan Johnson’s office
  12. Texas Medical Association presentation on physician challenges relating to interoperability
  13. Public comment
  14. Next meeting planning
  15. Adjourn

Public Comment: 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 may choose from the following options:

  1. Oral comments provided virtually: Members of the public must pre-register to provide oral comments virtually during the meeting by completing a Public Comment Registration form no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022. Please mark the correct box on the Public Comment Registration form and provide your name, either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number. If you have completed the Public Comment Registration form, you will receive an email the day before the meeting with instructions for providing virtual public comment. Public comment is limited to three minutes. Each speaker providing oral public comments virtually must ensure their face is visible and their voice audible to the other participants while they are speaking. Each speaker must state their name and on whose behalf they are speaking (if anyone). If you pre-register to speak and wish to provide a handout before the meeting, please submit an electronic copy in accessible PDF format that will be distributed by HHS staff to eHAC members and State staff. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Handouts must be emailed to Adriana.Rhames@hhs.texas.gov immediately after pre-registering, but no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022, and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments or handouts. Staff will not read handouts aloud during the meeting, but handouts will be provided to eHAC members and State staff.

  2. Written comments: Members of the public may provide written public comments by completing a Public Comment Registration form. A member of the public who wishes to provide written public comments must email the comments to Adriana.Rhames@hhs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022. Please include your name and the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments must be emailed to HHSC immediately after pre-registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting. Written comments are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only). Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments. Staff will not read written comments aloud during the meeting, but comments will be provided to eHAC members and State staff.

  3. Oral comments provided in-person at the meeting location: Members of the public may provide oral public comment during the meeting in person at the meeting location either by pre-registering using the form above or without pre-registering by completing a form at the entrance to the meeting room. Do not include health or other confidential information in your comments.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of HHSC.

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 512-239-8300.

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.