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.
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|