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
Paul Wilson NCPDP Submission File
Peter Basch MedStar Health Submission File
Peter Leibold Ascension Submission File
Phil Pearl MediRec Submission File
Priya Lamba Physicians Advocacy Institute Submission File
Rachel Groman American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Submission File
Rachel Schwartz America's Essential Hospitals Submission File
Rachel Shepherd Association of Public Health Laboratories Submission File
Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) Submission File
Ravel Charles Submitting as Individual Submission File
Raymon Nance Submitting as Individual Submission File
Rebecca Klein Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2 Submission File
Richard Capps Novant Health Medical Group Submission File
Richard Rethorst Franklin Hospital District, Benton IL Submission File
Richard Wasserman Allergy Partners of North Texas Submission File
Robert Bennett American Academy of Family Physicians Submission File
Robert Cohen Appriss Health Submission File
Robert Hussey Wolters Kluwer Submission File
Robert Leviton Allianz Global LLC Submission File
Robert Tennant MGMA Submission File
Robert Whitcomb Advocate Aurora Health Submission File
Robert Whitcomb Advocate Aurora Health Submission File
Ronni Solomon ECRI Institute Submission File
Sabatini Monatesti ES Enterprises Inc. Submission File
Sabra Rosener UnityPoint Health Submission File
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