Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology News and Analysis
New and updates covering the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The ONC oversees nationwide efforts to modernize health information technology across the U.S. federal government, and has been instrumental for streamlining health care systems in an era of widespread digital modernization. This has included a particular focus on electronic health records modernization as well as health care interoperability, as well as a newfound emphasis on coordinating the national response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
COVID-19 has highlighted opportunities in public policy and supporting public-private efforts.
Easing data sharing across health care holds potential for all stakeholders, from day-to-day care to public health crises.
The pandemic sheds light on what health agencies have been developing to enable faster health-data exchanges for patients and providers.
The rules require patient health information sharing among providers for improved patient care.
The plan aims to leverage quality electronic health data and advance an IT architecture.
The No. 2 leader reiterates the agency's goals toward cutting costs and empowering patients with data.
Two prominent government officials shared support for ONC's proposed rules and patient access to their data.