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Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology; Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

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This notice announces the HIT Policy Committee's request for comments on its draft recommendations for meaningful use Stage 3.


To be assured consideration, electronic comments must be received no later than 11:59p.m. ET on January 14, 2013.


Because of staff and resource limitations, we are only accepting comments electronically through Follow the “Submit a comment” instructions. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Excel, WordPerfect, or Adobe PDF. Please do not submit duplicative comments.


MacKenzie Robertson, Office of the National Coordinator, Patriots Plaza III, 355 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, (202) 205-8089,


The Request for Comment can be found on the ONC Web site at

Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of the comment period will be available for public inspection, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment. Please do not include anything in your comment submission that you do not wish to share with the general public. Such information includes, but is not limited to: A person's social security number; date of birth; driver's license number; state identification number or foreign country equivalent; passport number; financial account number; credit or debit card number; any personal health information; or any business information that could be considered to be proprietary. We will post all comments received before the close of the comment period on Follow the search instructions on that Web site to view public comments.

Dated: November 14, 2012.

MacKenzie Robertson,

FACA Program Lead, Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

[FR Doc. 2012-28584 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]