Patients & Families

  1. Health IT Playbook Released

    ONC released the Health IT Playbook to help providers get the most out of their health IT.

    health it playbook
  2. New EHR Contract Guide

    EHR Contracts Untangled: Selecting Wisely, Negotiating Terms, and Understanding the Fine Print.

    New EHR Contract Guide
  3. Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory

    ONC is currently accepting public comments on a draft of the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The comment period will end at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, October 24, 2016.

    draft 2017 ISA
  4. New Videos: Get it. Check it. Use it.

    ONC and OCR have developed a series of short, easy-to-understand educational videos in English and Spanish to help individuals better understand their right to see and get their health information.


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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