Interoperability Roadmap Public Comments

V1 RoadmapONC accepted public comments on Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0. The comment period ended on April 3, 2015.

The draft Roadmap proposes critical actions that need to be taken by both private and public stakeholders to advance the nation towards a more connected, interoperable health IT infrastructure and was drafted by ONC based on input from private and public stakeholders. The draft Roadmap outlines the critical actions for different stakeholder groups necessary to help achieve an interoperable health IT ecosystem.

Interoperability Comments

Carole Hill
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation

First of all I want to say that I am grateful that we are all working together to solve the health care gaps that we have today especially with the use of technology. I think that all of the work that is being done is good, but because of the complexity of the many different health insurance plans we will continue to have a dysfunctional health care system in the U.S. There is a tremendous amount of work that is happening just to manage insurance plans and there many differences. Health care will become more equitable and less complex when insurance companies go away. What we need is one health care plan for everyone. I hope this message is not ignored as this is extremely important and I do not see this discussed any where. Thank you, Carole Hill

Maria McCarthy
Southern California Clinical Integration Network

We are building the infrastructure for a Clinical Integration Network in Southern California, and one of the biggest barriers is interoperatability. The practices cannot afford the extremly high costs associated with creating interfaces. Maybe this is something that can be addressed.

Maria McCarthy
Southern California Clinical Integration Network

We are building the infrastructure for a Clinical Integration Network in Southern California, and one of the biggest barriers is interoperatability. The practices cannot afford the extremly high costs associated with creating interfaces. Maybe this is something that can be addressed.

Narayaanchar S. Murali
www.drmurali.com

NO comments.
I see this as another jobs program for the undeserving.
Time to call the major EMR vendors who have taken taxpayer money to pay back or put their CEOS in jail.

Warren Kolber
na

In General... much too much dialogue about patient-centered this and that and too many workgroups and committees without the patient/consumer voice. Don't leave THEM BEHIND AGAIN. MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE SEATS AT THE TABLE... THE HEAD TABLE. Start with the requisite outreach and communication to begin engaging patients and consumers.

Gijs van Oort
Texas Association of Health Information Organizations

TAHIO is a non-profit Texas organization representing 9 regional Health Information Organizations in adjacent services areas. Collectively they have provided the input in the attached letter. We hope that this will be helpful in the final formation of the plan.

Thank you for considering our input

tahio_onc_response_prb-page.docx
Sheryl Cherico
Tier3MD

My comments are on the roadmap in general. It is my opinion that providing more incentives, penalizing physicians, and rewarding patients are just going to prolong this journey. I am a huge proponent for EHR/EMR, however we are trying to work with software and businesses that we don't own. We want them all to play nicely in the sandbox, and the reality is they are all competitors. My feeling is this is never going to work. If the government wants a suitable solution for HIE, then they should purchase/develop a solid EMR, and GIVE it to physicians to use. Otherwise, you will continue to try to mandate businesses that you don't own.
I really want to see this happen. The power of data is immeasurable. The benefits are too numerous to mention.
I am happy to discuss this further.

Meg Marshall
Cerner Corporation

Comments attached.

cerner_response_to_federal_health_it_strategic_plan.pdf
Tina cates

I am concerned about hackers. The federal government, insurance companies and hospitals have had individuals information stolen. Will the public medical, behavioral health and financial information be protected/secure? Will individuals be allowed to opt out of sharing personal information?

Tina cates

I am concerned about hackers. The federal government, insurance companies and hospitals have had individuals information stolen. Will the public medical, behavioral health and financial information be protected/secure? Will individuals be allowed to opt out of sharing personal information?

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