ONC advances the nation’s health information technology (IT) privacy and security efforts and works to promote the secure adoption of health IT. Much of the privacy and security activities of ONC are rooted in recommendations it receives from the Health Information Technology Policy Committee’s (HITPC) Privacy and Security Tiger Team, a federal advisory committee to ONC. The HITPC has influenced HHS efforts ranging from policy-making and program funding terms to technical assistance and education and outreach activities.
Ensuring the privacy and security of health IT can help patients achieve their health goals. Everyone has a role in protecting patient privacy and securing health information. Check out the role ONC plays when it comes to inspiring confidence and trust in health IT to improve patient care.