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ONC Issues 2015-20 Strategic Plan Focusing on Interoperability of Health IT

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. The plan describes the government’s strategies to achieve five goals: expand the adoption of health information technology (IT); advance secure and interoperable health information; strengthen health care delivery; advance the health and well-being of individuals and communities; and advance research, scientific knowledge and innovation. Federal partners, in coordination with federal advisory committees — including the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees, interagency groups and ONC — will implement the plan and review progress for each goal, including identifying milestones, measurement and reporting tools, and risk mitigation. ONC is accepting public comments on the plan, which are due by Feb. 6. The full plan is available for download on ONC’s website.