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
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
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