Health IT Strategic Planning

ONC collaborates with the public and private sectors to develop and implement strategies to advance health IT and information use to achieve high-quality care, lower costs, a healthy population, and engaged individuals.

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2020-2025

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines how the federal government intends to use health IT to promote the secure access of electronic health information to improve health.

View the HHS press release and ONC buzz blog.


National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda

ONC led the development of an Agenda that articulates a vision of a health IT infrastructure that supports alignment between the clinical and research ecosystems. 


Strategy on Reducing Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs

HHS released a strategy to reduce the regulatory and administrative burden related to the use of health IT, including EHRs. The report’s strategies, recommendations, and policy shifts aim to give clinicians more time to focus on what matters – caring for their patients.


Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 [PDF - 1.9 MB] lays out the vision, goals, and actions that the federal government will pursue immediately and in the coming years. 

View the HHS press release, ONC Buzz blog posting and additional statements of support from private and public stakeholders.

Strategic Plan Image

Report to Congress on Health IT Adoption and Exchange

This 2018 Report to Congress [PDF - 1.4 MB] describes the specific actions that have been taken by the federal government and private entities to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide system for the electronic use and exchange of health information. View other reports to Congress

2018 Report to Congress

Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan

The Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan [PDF - 311 KB] outlines a coordinated approach for federal agencies and the private sector to support patient safety in health IT.

Patient Safter Anction PLan Image