Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, has called into question the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s authority over health information exchange governance.

The HITECH Act established ONC in law and provided the Department of Health and Human Services with the authority to establish programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health IT, including electronic health records and private and secure electronic health information exchange.

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