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|
|Suzanne Pope||American Urological Association||✔||Submission File|
|Jeffery Smith||AMIA||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Patricia Jones||Anoint With Oil||Submission File|
|Robert Cohen||Appriss Health||✔||Submission File|
|Colleen Taylor||Arthritis Health Associates, PLLC||✔||Submission File|
|Arvind Patel||Arvind M Patel MD||✔||Submission File|
|Peter Leibold||Ascension||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Pamela Greenberg||Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness||✔||Submission File|
|Nancy Hailpern||Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Gayle Lee||Association of American Medical Colleges||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Rachel Shepherd||Association of Public Health Laboratories||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Laura Thevenot||ASTRO||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Katherine Keough||Atrius Health||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|John Dodd||BDC-HealthIt||✔||Submission File|
|Lauren Choi||Blue Cross Blue Shield Association||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Michael Steiner||Burien Medical Eye Care||✔||Submission File|
|Karen Sherritt||BWH||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Alyssa Keefe||California Hospital Association||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Jessica Rubenstein||California Medical Association||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Lucy Moreno||California Primary Care Association||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Elise Teichman||Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center VISN 12||✔||Submission File|
|Erin Weber||CAQH||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Liz Quam||Center for Diagnostic Imaging/CDI Quality Institute||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Monica Nemec||Centerstone||✔||Submission File|
|Gary Dickinson||CentriHealth/UnitedHealth Group||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|