September 21, 2012
Dear Ms. Roper,
On behalf of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), I am pleased to submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request for information (RFI). AMIA thanks the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) for issuing this RFI that seeks broad input on a range of topics. We appreciate AHRQ’s ongoing efforts to conceptualize and implement quality measures via health Information Technology (Health IT). In providing input, we first provide general comments and then respond to several of the specific questions posed in the Federal Register.