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July 14: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet via webinar to discuss recommendations on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

July 14: PCAST Meeting
9 a.m.; 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet to discuss its review of network and information technology research and development as well as technology for the aging population.

July 14: Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Biomedical Research
10 a.m.; 253 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness will hold a hearing on incentivizing cure development for the most deadly diseases. University of California, San Francisco, Vice Chancellor for Research Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., and Senator Tom Coburn are expected to testify.

July 14: House VA Health Subcommittee Health Care Legislation Mark-Up
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee will mark-up several pieces of legislation related to veteran’s health care.

July 14: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Prescription Drug Program
2 p.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on measures needed to strengthen the program integrity of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Witness testimony will be posted to the subcommittee website when available.

July 15: Senate Special Aging Committee Hearing on Diabetes Research
2:15 p.m.; G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Special Aging Committee will hold a hearing on diabetes research. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee website when available.

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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org