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
Kim Diehl-Boyd CoverMyMeds Submission File
Laura Platero Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Submission File
Laura Thevenot ASTRO Submission File
Lauren Choi Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Submission File
Lauren Riplinger American Health Information Management Association Submission File
Lee Barrett EHNAC Submission File
Leigh Burchell Allscripts Submission File
Lindy McGranahan Veterans Affairs Submission File
Lisa Moon, PhD Advocate Consulting Submission File
Liz Quam Center for Diagnostic Imaging/CDI Quality Institute Submission File
Lori Manteufel MetaStar, Inc. Submission File
Loveleen Singh The College of American Pathologists Submission File
Lucy Moreno California Primary Care Association Submission File
Luke Kinzie VHA Submission File
Mari Savickis CHIME Submission File
Mari Tietze Texas Nurses Association with Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Submission File
Marian Grant The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Submission File
Marie Mongeon Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) Submission File
Marie-Joy Paredes Cleveland Clinic Submission File
Mark Newsom Humana Submission File
Mark Savage University of California, San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation Submission File
Martin OConnor Private Citizen Submission File
Mary Ann Chaffee Surescripts Submission File
Mary Beth Kurilo American Immunization Registry Association Submission File
Mary Griskewicz Cigna Submission File
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