ONC Budget and Performance

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a staff division of the HHS Office of the Secretary, is charged with formulating the Federal Government’s health information technology (IT) strategy and promoting coordination of federal health IT policies, technology standards, and programmatic investments.

ONC’s mission, adopted from the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020, is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities through the use of technology and health information that is accessible when and where it matters most.

ONC’s annual budget requests and performance reports reflect thoughtful plans to advance progress to Congressional and Administration goals, and the objectives outlined in ONC’s authorizing and enabling legislation, including:

  • 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”), Pub. L. 114-255 (Dec. 13, 2016), amending Title XXX of the Public Health Service Act.
  • Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (“MACRA”), Pub. L. 114-10 (Apr. 16, 2015).
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”), adopted as part of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009) and adding Title XXX (Health Information Technology and Quality) to the Public Health Service Act.

In addition to outlining a proposed funding level and expected outcomes, each President’s Budget Request also includes annual performance information describing highlights from the prior fiscal year.

 

Budget and Performance Information

FY 2020

FY 2019

FY 2018

Previous Years

Keep reading to learn more about the significant health IT legislation that influences ONC priorities and activities.

Content last reviewed on March 21, 2019
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