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
John Travis Cerner Corporation Submission File
Deanne Kasim Change Healthcare Submission File
Mari Savickis CHIME Submission File
Mary Griskewicz Cigna Submission File
Marie-Joy Paredes Cleveland Clinic Submission File
James Stephenitch Cognizant Submission File
Alice Steiner Colorado Community Health Network Submission File
Marie Mongeon Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) Submission File
Brian Scarpelli Connected Health Initiative Submission File
Thompson Boyd Consulting Submission File
Troy Kaji Contra Costa Health Services Submission File
Janet Hamilton Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Submission File
Kim Diehl-Boyd CoverMyMeds Submission File
Howard Green Green Dermatology Associates of The Palm Beaches Submission File
Howard Green Green Dermatology Associates of The Palm Beaches Submission File
Howard Green Green Dermatology Associates of The Palm Beaches Submission File
Vivian Singletary Digital Bridge governance body Submission File
Clara Evans Dignity Health Submission File
Scott Stuewe DirectTrust Submission File
John Merriam E.S Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center Submission File
Ronni Solomon ECRI Institute Submission File
John Gachago EHealth Solutions LLC /Afridokta.com Submission File
Lee Barrett EHNAC Submission File
Sarah Willis-Garcia EHR Association Submission File
Michael Saito Epic Systems Corp. Submission File
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