Patients & Families

  1. Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability


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

    Nationwide Roadmap for Interoperability
  2. New Proposed Rule

    CMS and ONC issued a proposed rule that gives eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record technology to meet meaningful use.

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  3. Security Risk Assessment


    Download the HHS Security Risk Assessment Tool to help your practice evaluate its risks and adherence to the HIPAA Security Rule.

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    Read about and comment on a proposed strategy and recommendations for an appropriate, risk-based regulatory framework for health IT created in partnership among the ONC, FDA and FCC.



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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