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
Pamela Schweitzer Summit Healthcare, LLC Submission File
Mary Ann Chaffee Surescripts Submission File
Susan Bergman Susan Biener Bergman, MD Submission File
Jennifer Oliver Tabula Rasa HealthCare Submission File
Brian Moore Tennessee Department of Health Submission File
Joni Padden Texas Health Resources Submission File
Shannon Vogel Texas Medical Association Submission File
Mari Tietze Texas Nurses Association with Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Submission File
Stephanie Hoelscher Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine Submission File
Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir The Alliance for Nursing Informatics (ANI) Submission File
Marian Grant The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Submission File
Loveleen Singh The College of American Pathologists Submission File
Ben Moscovitch The Pew Charitable Trusts Submission File
Dawn Van Dyke The Sequoia Project Submission File
Jayde Steckowych Tri County ENT, LLC Submission File
Scott MacDonald UC Davis Health Submission File
Scott MacDonald UC Davis Health Submission File
Jim Gregware UCFS Submission File
Bonnie Adrian UCHealth Submission File
Kevin Harper UL Submission File
Sabra Rosener UnityPoint Health Submission File
Mark Savage University of California, San Francisco's Center for Digital Health Innovation Submission File
James Carey University of Utah Health Submission File
Jorge Ferrer US Department of Veterans Affairs Submission File
Meghan Galer USA MC Submission File
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