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
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
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