The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Monday released the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, aimed at modernizing the nation’s health IT infrastructure beyond just electronic health records.
The plan results from collaboration between more than 35 federal offices, laying out the vision, goals, and actions that the government will pursue to achieve “high-quality care, lower costs, healthy population, and engaged individuals” through widespread use of all forms of health IT. Specifically, federal agencies are looking to “expand the ability of individuals to contribute electronic health information that is personally relevant and usable to their care providers so that both can use it effectively in health planning.”
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