ONC Releases Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published a strategic plan detailing how the federal government views the nation’s current landscape and articulates the values and priorities in shaping tomorrow’s landscape. The plans aims delineate the flexibility of the participating federal entities in evolving definitions of health and healthcare along with the expectations and demands upon future information systems as both the users and demands of these systems increase.
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 identifies the federal government’s health IT priorities. While this Plan focuses on federal strategies, achieving the vision and goals requires collaboration from state, local, and tribal governments. Efforts by health care entities and providers, public health entities, payers, technology developers, community-based nonprofit organizations, homebased supports, and academic institutions are also essential.