Patients & Families

  1. Update on HITECH

    Read the 2014 report to Congress about progress on the HITECH Act which highlights progress and accomplishments in advancing the use of health IT.

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  2. Data Segmentation for Privacy Initiative (DS4P)

    Data segmentation technology provides patients and providers with more detailed control over patient electronic health information. Learn more about this important project and watch the video.

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  3. 2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria

    Health information technology (IT) developers, providers and consumers will get more flexibility through a final rule issued on Sept. 10, 2014.

    2014 Edition Release 2 EHR Certification Criteria
  4. Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability


    Submit your comments and help achieve the 3, 6, and 10 year interoperability milestones.

    Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability


Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.

Learn more about The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)

Learn more about the National Learning Consortium

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