The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015 that outlines things like privacy, electronic health records, meaningful use and information on outreach and education to providers and consumers.
More than 240 comments were taken into consideration on a draft released earlier this year that Jodi Daniel and Seth Pazinski of the Office of Policy and Planning said went into crafting the final version. And it’s not done yet.
“This by no means marks the end of our strategic planning,” Daniel and Pazinski said. “The Plan is meant to be a living document that will be updated based on experience with stage one of the meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs and the results of our evaluation program. We will continue to track national progress toward achieving the goals laid out in this Plan, particularly the high-priority goal for providers to adopt and become meaningful users of certified EHR technology. Based on this new knowledge, we’ll begin another open process to revisit and update our strategy and this Plan. As always, our planning efforts will be done in coordination with our Federal partners and with insights from private stakeholders and the general public.”