To encourage widespread industry participation in a project for the Office of the National Coordinator to define key health information technology terms, there are two public forums to gather comments. The first public forum will be held in Washington, DC on January 16. The public forums will play a vital role in the process of developing consensus-based definitions for electronic health record, electronic medical record, personal health record, health information exchange and regional health information network. Public forum participants will have the opportunity to review work-in-progress from the project’s two work groups and provide feedback. The forums offer the healthcare community and other thought leaders the opportunity to comment, share concerns, and make important contributions to the project. The Washington forum will be held from 9:00 am – 12:00 p.m. at Washington Hospital, National Rehabilitation Center Auditorium. More information about the forum as well as the registration form for participants can be found at http://definitions.nahit.org/forums.php. There is no registration fee associated with this event.