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
Valerie Grey New York eHealth Collaborative Submission File
Laura Platero Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Submission File
Richard Capps Novant Health Medical Group Submission File
Halley Simpson OCHIN Submission File
Rebecca Klein Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2 Submission File
Thomas DeMarco PeninsulaRegional Health System Submission File
Tara Gensemer Pennsylvania Medical Society Submission File
Shelly Spiro Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Submission File
Priya Lamba Physicians Advocacy Institute Submission File
Christina Krysinski Powers Pyles Sutter & Vervile PC on behalf of the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition Submission File
Meryl Bloomrosen Premier Submission File
Martin OConnor Private Citizen Submission File
Brian Nordberg Private citizen Submission File
Steven Reeder Private Practice Submission File
Vanessa Holley Public Health Organizations Submission File
Steve Eichner Public Health Task Force on Promoting Interoperability Submission File
Michael Prevoznik Quest Diagnostics Submission File
Michael Mabry RadNet Submission File
Bob Bundy Rokay Services Group, LLC Submission File
Paul Harkaway SE CIN Submission File
Dr.Will Sawyer Sharonville Family Medicine Submission File
Brent Steineckert Sharp HealthCare Submission File
Mindi Walker Society for Vascular Surgery Submission File
Ravel Charles Submitting as Individual Submission File
Raymon Nance Submitting as Individual Submission File
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