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
Cheryl Parker American Nursing Informatics Association Submission File
Chinwe Nwosu America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Submission File
Chris Naso American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Submission File
Christina Krysinski Powers Pyles Sutter & Vervile PC on behalf of the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition Submission File
Clara Evans Dignity Health Submission File
Colleen Taylor Arthritis Health Associates, PLLC Submission File
Craig Newman Altarum Submission File
Cynthia Morton NASL Submission File
Dan Soule Health Catalyst Submission File
Danna Droz National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Submission File
Dawn Van Dyke The Sequoia Project Submission File
Deanne Kasim Change Healthcare Submission File
Deena Sandos American Geriatrics Society Submission File
Devon Adams Healthcare Leadership Council Submission File
Donald Romano Foley & Lardner LLC Submission File
Dr.Will Sawyer Sharonville Family Medicine Submission File
Eli Fleet HIMSS and AMDIS Submission File
Elise Teichman Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center VISN 12 Submission File
Emily Graham Alliance of Specialty Medicine Submission File
Erica Shannon Iowa Primary Care Association Submission File
Erin Mackay National Partnership for Women & Families Submission File
Erin Weber CAQH Submission File
Franklin Harrington AANP Submission File
Gail Reese American Podiatric Medical Association Submission File
Gary Dickinson CentriHealth/UnitedHealth Group Submission File
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