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 Sort descending Organization Clinical Documentation Health IT Usability and the User Experience EHR Reporting Public Health Reporting Other Submission
Aaron Miri UT Health Austin Submission File
Afton Wagner Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Submission File
Alain Chaoui, M.D. Massachusetts Medical Society Submission File
Alfred Cossari Village Eye Care Submission File
Alice Steiner Colorado Community Health Network Submission File
Alison Teitelbaum American Health Quality Association Submission File
Allison Madson American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Submission File
Alyssa Keefe California Hospital Association Submission File
Andrew Nicklas Adventist HealthCare Submission File
Arvind Patel Arvind M Patel MD Submission File
Badar Minhas international islamic university islamabad, pakistan Submission File
Ben Moscovitch The Pew Charitable Trusts Submission File
Betty Lengyel-Gomez MedInformatix, Inc. Submission File
Bob Bundy Rokay Services Group, LLC Submission File
Bobby Patrick Medical Alley Association Submission File
Bonnie Adrian UCHealth Submission File
Bradley Coffey American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives Submission File
Brent Steineckert Sharp HealthCare Submission File
Brian Hepburn, M.D. National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Submission File
Brian Moore Tennessee Department of Health Submission File
Brian Nordberg Private citizen Submission File
Brian Scarpelli Connected Health Initiative Submission File
Brooke Rockwern American College of Physicians Submission File
Carol Reynolds Netsmart Technology Submission File
Chantal Worzala American Hospital Association Submission File