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
Samuel Pierce, OD American Optometric Association Submission File
Sara Milo AACE Submission File
Sarah Willis-Garcia EHR Association Submission File
Sarah Chughtai National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Submission File
Scott MacDonald UC Davis Health Submission File
Scott MacDonald UC Davis Health Submission File
Scott Stuewe DirectTrust Submission File
Shannon Dean UW Health Submission File
Shannon Vogel Texas Medical Association Submission File
Shawn Thomas National Indian Health Board Submission File
Sheila Banyai GCREC Submission File
Shelly Spiro Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Submission File
Spencer Erman Hartford HealthCare Submission File
Stephanie Hoelscher Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Submission File
Steve Eichner Public Health Task Force on Promoting Interoperability Submission File
Steve Miu Idemia Identity and Security USA LLC Submission File
Steven Defossez Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Submission File
Steven Reeder Private Practice Submission File
Susan Bergman Susan Biener Bergman, MD Submission File
Susan Grupe American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Submission File
Susan Sumrell National Association of Community Health Centers Submission File
Suzanne Pope American Urological Association Submission File
Tara Gensemer Pennsylvania Medical Society Submission File
Thomas DeMarco PeninsulaRegional Health System Submission File
Thomas Sparkman American Clinical Laboratory Association Submission File
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