At a meeting of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee on December 15, 2009, the Meaningful Use Workgroup provided an update of the approximate timeline for the development of meaningful use criteria. The workgroup intends to conduct informational hearings to inform criteria development for 2013 during the first quarter of 2010 and to refine meaningful use criteria for 2013 during the second and third quarters of the year. Informational hearings addressing barriers and opportunities for the development of HIT at the state level and patient and family engagement will be scheduled for January and February 2010.