Comments to Sept '15 GAO Report

Douglas Lucas filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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From: Douglas Lucas

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

In September 2015 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled "ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS: Nonfederal Efforts to Help Achieve Health Information Interoperability." The report states: "The Department of Health and Human Services provided technical comments on a draft of this report, which GAO incorporated as appropriate." I am seeking a full copy of all comments HHS provided for the draft of this GAO report.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. I am a journalist whose work has been published by, Vice, The Daily Dot, and other news organizations. I am gathering the requested documents in the service of news-gathering and in the hopes of writing an article about them. Therefore I believe this request to be in the public interest and ask for fees to be waived.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Douglas Lucas

From: Department of Health and Human Services

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Department of Health and Human Services

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Health and Human Services

A copy of documents responsive to the request.