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EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand June 25, 2013 Prepared for: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Washington, DC Prepared by: Westat An Employee-Owned Research Corporation® 1600 Research Boulevard Rockville, Maryland 20850-3129 (301) 251-1500 Disclaimer This guide was developed under the contract Unintended Consequences of Health IT and Health Information Exchange, Task Order HHSP23337003T/HHSP23320095655WC. It should not be viewed as legal advice and does not attempt to address all of the many legal and other issues that may arise in contract negotiations. Each healthcare organization presents its own unique circumstances. Purchasers should consult an experienced attorney for assistance in contract negotiations. Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand ii Table of Contents Chapter Page Table of Contents ............................................................................................................................