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|
|Jamie Ferguson||kaiser Permanente||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Henry W (Hank) Jones III||Law Office of Henry W Jones III & Intersect Tech. Consulting||✔||Submission File|
|Steven Defossez||Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Alain Chaoui, M.D.||Massachusetts Medical Society||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Karl Poterack||Mayo Clinic||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Bobby Patrick||Medical Alley Association||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Betty Lengyel-Gomez||MedInformatix, Inc.||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Phil Pearl||MediRec||✔||Submission File|
|Peter Basch||MedStar Health||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Lori Manteufel||MetaStar, Inc.||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Robert Tennant||MGMA||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Michael Richter||Michael Richter MD||✔||Submission File|
|Kari Guida||Minnesota Department of Health||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Cynthia Morton||NASL||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Michelle Troseth||Natioanl Academies of Practice||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Danna Droz||National Association of Boards of Pharmacy||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Kevin Nicholson||National Association of Chain Drug Stores||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Susan Sumrell||National Association of Community Health Centers||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Sarah Chughtai||National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)||✔||Submission File|
|Brian Hepburn, M.D.||National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors||✔||Submission File|
|Shawn Thomas||National Indian Health Board||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Erin Mackay||National Partnership for Women & Families||✔||Submission File|
|Paul Wilson||NCPDP||✔||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Paul Cotton||NCQA||✔||✔||Submission File|
|Carol Reynolds||Netsmart Technology||✔||✔||✔||Submission File|