AMIA Comments on CMS Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2

May 7, 2012

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC

Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator and Chief Operating Officer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD

RE: 42 CFR Parts 412, 413, and 495 [CMS–0044–P] RIN 0938–AQ84 Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program—Stage 2 Comments submitted electronically

Dear Secretary Sebelius and Administrator Tavenner:

On behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the above-referenced proposed rule. AMIA is the professional home for biomedical and health informatics and is dedicated to the development and application of informatics in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration and related policy. AMIA seeks to enhance health and healthcare delivery through the transformative use of health information technology (health IT).

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