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HHS Announces New Health IT Strategic Plan

A new strategic plan will guide the federal government’s approach to health information technology (IT) over the next five years. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2015 – 2020 was drafted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in collaboration with more than 35 partners. Through the plan, HHS and its partners will focus on achieving the following overarching goals:

  • advance person-centered health and self-management
  • transform health care delivery and community health
  • foster research, scientific knowledge, and innovation
  • enhance the U.S. health IT infrastructure

ONC will have primary responsibility for implementing the plan and, in collaboration with other federal partners, will issue annual reports on the federal agencies’ progress toward achieving the plan’s goals.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Erin O’Malley, director of policy, at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.