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Feb. 4: Health IT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 1919 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

Feb. 4: Surgeon General Confirmation Hearing
10:30 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., to be U.S. Surgeon General.

Feb. 5: AAMC-CDC Webinar on Public Health
7 p.m.; Webinar
The AAMC in partnership with Primary Care Progress will host a webinar for students, residents, and mentors to understand the value of a hands-on public health experience during their medical career. The webinar will highlight the Epidemic Intelligence Service, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training program.

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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806