Patients & Families


    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.


  2. 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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  3. 2015 Edition Proposed Rule

    The 2015 Edition Proposed Rule begins ONC’s shift to a more incremental and frequent approach to publishing proposed and final rules. Give us your feedback.

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  4. Protecting Health Information:
    A Shared Responsibility

    Everyone has a role in protecting and securing health information.

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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)

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