Health IT Strategic Planning
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) collaborates with the public and private sectors to develop and implement strategies for improving the health and health care of all Americans through health information technology. Public-private collaboration will continue to be the most important tool in keeping these strategies relevant and reflective of the evolving health information technology (health IT) market.
On November 10, 2011, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a final version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015. This plan reflects a coordinated strategy between the public and private sector to improve the quality, efficiency, safety and patient-centeredness of health care through use of information and technology.
Recognizing the continually evolving health care system and innovations within the health IT marketplace, ONC monitors market trends to inform the Federal health IT strategy. As needed, ONC updates the strategy and provides more detailed strategic planning in high-priority areas.
Consumer Health Strategy
ONC, in collaboration with Cornell University, is collecting public input through an interactive website to inform updates to the Consumer eHealth strategy. The website, an online, interactive platform, presents Federal strategic options for promoting advances in consumer eHealth to empower consumers to improve their health and the health care system.
Provide input to the strategy by visiting the Cornell Planning Room.
Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan
ONC published an initial version of the Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan in December 2012 for public comment. The plan outlines a coordinated approach for Federal agencies and the private sector to support patient safety in health information technology. ONC will update the final plan to reflect public input.