Patients & Families

  1. Registration Open

    The ONC Annual Meeting will be held May 31 – June 2, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

    2016 ONC Annual meeting
  2. Interoperability Pledge

    Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: consumer access, no blocking/transparency, and standards.

    Interoperability Pledge
  3. Interoperability Roadmap

    ONC collaborates with the public and private sector on interoperability to enable safe and secure exchange of electronic health information to improve the nation's health.

    Interoperability Path
  4. 2015 Edition Final Rule

    The rule is a key component in ONC’s commitment to establishing an interoperable nationwide health information infrastructure.

    2015 edition final rule


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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