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|
|Sabatini Monatesti||ES Enterprises Inc.||✔||Submission File|
|Kandis McClure||Federation of State Medical Boards||✔||Submission File|
|Timothy Wang||Fenway Health||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Donald Romano||Foley & Lardner LLC||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Richard Rethorst||Franklin Hospital District, Benton IL||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Max Horowitz||Fresenius Medical Care||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Sheila Banyai||GCREC||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Husnain Mansoor||GEHRIMED||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Heather Lavoie||Geneia||Submission File|
|Spencer Erman||Hartford HealthCare||✔||Submission File|
|Dan Soule||Health Catalyst||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Joel White||Health IT Now||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Ticia Gerber||Health Level Seven||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Devon Adams||Healthcare Leadership Council||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Jonathan Baran||Healthfinch, Inc.||✔||Submission File|
|Isabelle LeBlanc||Heart Rhythm Society||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Eli Fleet||HIMSS and AMDIS||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Julie McDonald||HSI||✔||Submission File|
|Mark Newsom||Humana||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Kevin Brown||ICSA Labs, a division of Verizon||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Steve Miu||Idemia Identity and Security USA LLC||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Gay Dolin||Intelligent Medical Objects||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Badar Minhas||international islamic university islamabad, pakistan||Submission File|
|Erica Shannon||Iowa Primary Care Association||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Joseph Testa||Joseph S. Testa, M.D.||✔||Submission File|