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April 1, 2011

Statement Type Regulatory Comment
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Dear eMeasure Format Review Panel:

On behalf of AMIA (the American Medical Informatics Association), we are pleased to submit these comments to help inform your important discussions. AMIA is an unbiased, authoritative source within the informatics community and the healthcare industry. AMIA and its members are transforming health care through trusted science, education, and practice in biomedical and health informatics. AMIA members – 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries – belong to a world-class informatics community where they actively share best practices and research for the advancement of the field. Members are subject matter experts dedicated to expanding the role that informaticians play in patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy. As the voice of the nation‟s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA plays a leading role in moving basic research findings from bench to bedside, evaluating interventions across communities, assessing the effects of health innovations on public policy, and advancing the field of informatics.