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
Matt Kerschner American Academy of Neurology Submission File
Matt Reid American Medical Association Submission File
Matthew Stanford Wisconsin Hospital Association, Inc. Submission File
Max Horowitz Fresenius Medical Care Submission File
Meghan Galer USA MC Submission File
Meredith Yinger American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Submission File
Meryl Bloomrosen Premier Submission File
Michael Steiner Burien Medical Eye Care Submission File
Michael Ellsworth Washington State Department of Health Submission File
Michael Griffin AdventHealth Submission File
Michael Mabry RadNet Submission File
Michael Prevoznik Quest Diagnostics Submission File
Michael Richter Michael Richter MD Submission File
Michael Saito Epic Systems Corp. Submission File
Michelle Troseth Natioanl Academies of Practice Submission File
Mindi Walker Society for Vascular Surgery Submission File
Monica Nemec Centerstone Submission File
Nancy Hailpern Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Submission File
Nathan Tatro American Psychiatric Association Submission File
Pamela Greenberg Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness Submission File
Pamela Schweitzer Summit Healthcare, LLC Submission File
Patricia Jones Anoint With Oil Submission File
Patrick Johnson American Academy of Pediatrics Submission File
Paul Cotton NCQA Submission File
Paul Harkaway SE CIN Submission File
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