Summary of Public Comment for Draft Strategy

ONC received 208 comments on the draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs during the public commenting period. 

The draft strategy focused on 4 areas: clinical documentation, health IT usability and the user experience, EHR reporting, and public health reporting. Many stakeholders commented on more than one focus area in their submissions, with the majority of submissions commenting on health IT usability and the user experience. 

Submission Chart

As intended by the comment process, comments were submitted by a wide range of stakeholders including: Health professional societies, providers of health services, health information technology developers, hospitals, public health entities, health care payers, health care quality organizations, state entities, health care suppliers of services, health care accreditation organizations, and patient advocates. Several stakeholders self-identified as "Other" and encompass a wide variety stakeholders.

For those wishing to review comments submitted relating to this report, please reference the below chart. This chart may be sorted using the dropdown by report section.

Name Organization Clinical Documentation Health IT Usability and the User Experience EHR Reporting Public Health Reporting Other Submission
John Heard A.T. Still University Submission File
Karen Wagner, MD AACAP Submission File
Sara Milo AACE Submission File
Franklin Harrington AANP Submission File
Afton Wagner Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Submission File
John Phillips Advanced Physicians Services New York Medical College Submission File
Michael Griffin AdventHealth Submission File
Andrew Nicklas Adventist HealthCare Submission File
Robert Whitcomb Advocate Aurora Health Submission File
Robert Whitcomb Advocate Aurora Health Submission File
Lisa Moon, PhD Advocate Consulting Submission File
James Roberts Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Submission File
Richard Wasserman Allergy Partners of North Texas Submission File
Emily Graham Alliance of Specialty Medicine Submission File
Robert Leviton Allianz Global LLC Submission File
Leigh Burchell Allscripts Submission File
Craig Newman Altarum Submission File
Rachel Schwartz America's Essential Hospitals Submission File
Chinwe Nwosu America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Submission File
Robert Bennett American Academy of Family Physicians Submission File
Matt Kerschner American Academy of Neurology Submission File
Karen Cox American Academy of Nursing Submission File
Patrick Johnson American Academy of Pediatrics Submission File
Bradley Coffey American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives Submission File
Rachel Groman American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Submission File
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