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  • March 25, 2013 – Now on – Updating the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) wants public input to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. This Plan outlines goals and strategies for the nationwide shift to electronic health records and information exchange, and for the adoption and meaningful use of new health information technologies. Whether you’re a patient, consumer, provider, insurer or health IT developer, you should have a voice in this process! ONC has partnered with researchers at Cornell University to provide Planning Room, a website that makes it easy for you to learn about what ONC is thinking and offer your thoughts, experiences, and suggestions. The Cornell team will moderate the discussion, which ONC will follow and carefully consider when drafting the revised Plan. The first topic for discussion is “Empower Individuals through Health IT to Improve Health and Health Care.” This topic is open for discussion through May 9, 2013.

    February 11, 2013 – CFPB has issued its final rules on home mortgage servicing! CFPB recognized the input of Regulation Room users and considered those comments when deciding what the final rules should be. Get more information about how Regulation Room Commenters Made a Difference and Final Rule Highlights.

    October 10, 2012 – The discussion of home mortgage consumer protection rules has ended and the Final Summary has been submitted as a formal public comment in the rulemaking. (You can still read the discussion and the draft summary.) CFPB is required to consider this comment when making its decision. Thank you to everyone who participated in the rulemaking. Please take a few minutes to fill out this SHORT survey about your Regulation Room experience, it should take less than 10 minutes. Your feedback is important to our work in expanding public understanding and meaningful participation in government policymaking. To show our appreciation for your help, two people who respond by November 1 will receive $50 gift certificates to

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