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
Joel White Health IT Now Submission File
John Dodd BDC-HealthIt Submission File
John Merriam E.S Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center Submission File
John Gachago EHealth Solutions LLC / Submission File
John Heard A.T. Still University Submission File
John Phillips Advanced Physicians Services New York Medical College Submission File
John Travis Cerner Corporation Submission File
Jonathan Baran Healthfinch, Inc. Submission File
Joni Padden Texas Health Resources Submission File
Jorge Ferrer US Department of Veterans Affairs Submission File
Joseph Cody American College of Cardiology Submission File
Joseph Testa Joseph S. Testa, M.D. Submission File
Julie McDonald HSI Submission File
Kandis McClure Federation of State Medical Boards Submission File
Kara Gainer American Physical Therapy Association Submission File
Karen Cox American Academy of Nursing Submission File
Karen Hagerty American Society of Clinical Oncology Submission File
Karen Sherritt BWH Submission File
Karen Wagner, MD AACAP Submission File
Kari Guida Minnesota Department of Health Submission File
Karl Poterack Mayo Clinic Submission File
Katherine Keough Atrius Health Submission File
Kevin Brown ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon Submission File
Kevin Harper UL Submission File
Kevin Nicholson National Association of Chain Drug Stores Submission File
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