The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued a Request for Comment (RFC) on Stage 3 meaningful use recommendations, which will “target a collaborative model of care with shared responsibility and accountability.” In releasing the RFC, the ONC acknowledges “today’s challenges in setting up data exchanges,” but recommends that Stage 3, which takes effect in 2016, represents “the time to begin to transition from a setting-specific focus to a collaborative, patient- and family- centric approach.” The 37-page RFC highlights three broad areas: Meaningful Use Objectives and Measures; Quality Measures; and Privacy and Security.  The comment deadline is January 14, 2013.  After the comment period, the ONC Health Information Technology Policy Committee intends to hold public meetings on development of the Stage 3 policy.