Remarkable changes are underway across the country in harnessing the power of health information to improve health and health care. As these efforts continue to gain momentum, HHS’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has just published its new Federal Health IT Strategic Plan — a framework outlining how it proposes to help continue to support health IT progress over the next five years.
The plan is being published today for public comment at http://healthit.gov/buzz-blog. This is your opportunity to bring your best ideas to bear and build upon the ideas of others. The more folks engage in the public conversation about the plan, the better it will become.
We find that the very best ideas come from open dialogue — in particular, dialogue powered by folks who are on the front lines, where the action to use health IT to help improve health and care is really happening. This is a wonderful time to share your insights, ask key questions, and help the Office of the National Coordinator chart its future path. We look forward to your comments — thanks so much in advance for your input!