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About ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.

ONC Organization

ONC Organizational Chart

  • National Coordinator for Health IT
    • Office of the Chief Privacy Officer
    • Principal Deputy National Coordinator
      • Office of Science and Technology
      • Office of Economic Analysis, Evaluation, and Modeling
      • Deputy National Coordinator for Operations
        • Office of Grants Management
        • Office of Mission Support
        • Office of Human Capital (moved)
        • Office of Program Integrity
      • Office of Communications
      • Deputy National Coordinator for Policy and Programs
        • Office of State and Community Programs
        • Office of Policy and Planning
        • Office of Provider Adoption Support
        • Office of Consumer e-Health
        • Office of Certification
    • Office of the Chief Medical Officer