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Policymaking, Regulation, & Strategy

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.

Read the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan [PDF - 1 MB]

Read the 2013 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Progress Report [PDF - 1 MB]

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.

Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan

The plan outlines a coordinated approach for Federal agencies and the private sector to support patient safety in health information technology.

Read the Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Goals

  1. Achieve Adoption and Information Exchange through Meaningful Use of Health IT | How meaningful use of health IT will anchor the government's health IT strategy
  2. Improve Care, Improve Population Health, and Reduce Health Care Costs through the Use of Health IT | How health IT contributes to the efficacy of the Affordable Care Act
  3. Inspire Confidence and Trust in Health IT | How government updates its approach to privacy, security, and patient safety
  4. Empower Individuals with Health IT to Improve their Health and the Health Care System | How health IT empowers individuals with respect to their health care and individual health history
  5. Achieve Rapid Learning and Technological Advancement | How innovation will improve health IT and health care overall