Federal Register: December 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 239)
DOCID: FR Doc E6-21146
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health and Human Services Department
ACTION: Reports and guidance documents; availability, etc.:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Request for Information (RFI): Improving Health and Accelerating Personalized Health Care Through Health Information Technology and Genomic Information in Population- and Community-based Health Care Delivery Systems; Extension of Comment Period
DATES: The closing period for the comment period will now be February 5, 2007.
On November 1, 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice in the Federal Register (FR Doc. Vol 71, No. 211, pages 6428264284) to request input from the public and private sectors on plans for developing and using resources involving health information technology and genetic and molecular medicine, with specific reference to incorporating these capacities in evidencebased clinical practice, health outcomes evaluations, and research. A 60 day comment period was established upon publication of that notice.
The purpose of this notice is to inform all interested parties that the comment period originally identified in the November 1, 2006 Federal Register has been extended for thirty days, in order to maximize the opportunity for interested individuals and organizations to provide comments to HHS on this subject.
Personalized health care improvement through information technology and genomic information in population- and community-based health care delivery systems,
A copy of this RFI is available on the HHS
Web site at http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/PHC/rfi. Please follow the instructions for submitting responses.
Dated: December 6, 2006.
John O. Agwunobi,
Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science. [FR Doc. E621146 Filed 121206; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Dr. Gregory Downing, Personalized Health Care Initiative, (202) 2601911.