The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2011-2015 and will accept public comment through April 22. The plan is available here.

The strategy is designed to build on the initiatives of the HITECH Act now underway, including the electronic health records meaningful use program, substantial federal support for health information exchanges, and stronger privacy and security protections. The strategy outlines five specific goals, which in many respects are the overall goals of HITECH, to reach during the next half-decade:

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