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
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
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