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 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 /Afridokta.com||✔||✔||✔||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|