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
Chris Naso American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Submission File
Thomas Sparkman American Clinical Laboratory Association Submission File
Susan Grupe American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Submission File
Joseph Cody American College of Cardiology Submission File
Jeffrey Davis American College of Emergency Physicians Submission File
Meredith Yinger American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Submission File
Heather Lang American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians Submission File
Brooke Rockwern American College of Physicians Submission File
Vinita Ollapally American College of Surgeons Submission File
Janice Kupiec American Dental Association Submission File
Deena Sandos American Geriatrics Society Submission File
Lauren Riplinger American Health Information Management Association Submission File
Alison Teitelbaum American Health Quality Association Submission File
Chantal Worzala American Hospital Association Submission File
Mary Beth Kurilo American Immunization Registry Association Submission File
Matt Reid American Medical Association Submission File
Gregory Craig American Nurses Association Submission File
Cheryl Parker American Nursing Informatics Association Submission File
Samuel Pierce, OD American Optometric Association Submission File
Kara Gainer American Physical Therapy Association Submission File
Gail Reese American Podiatric Medical Association Submission File
Nathan Tatro American Psychiatric Association Submission File
William Lockwood American Society for Automation in Pharmacy Submission File
Allison Madson American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Submission File
Karen Hagerty American Society of Clinical Oncology Submission File
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