ONC releases 5-year federal health IT road map pushing data access through smartphone apps and APIs

“Federal health IT officials released a draft strategic plan that outlines priorities over the next five years with a focus on pushing the industry to make more patients’ health data accessible through smartphone apps and application programming interfaces (APIs).”

“The draft plan outlines federal health information technology goals and objectives to ensure that individuals have access to their electronic health information to help enable them to manage their health and shop for care, according to officials with the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) within the Department of Health and Human Services.”

“The strategic plan was developed by ONC in collaboration with more than 25 federal organizations. The draft plan is open for public comment until March 18, 2020.”

“In the draft plan, ONC outlined four broad goals for the use of health IT:

  • promote health and wellness,
  • enhance the delivery and experience of care,
  • build a secure, data-driven ecosystem to accelerate research and innovation, and
  • connect healthcare and health data through an interoperable health IT infrastructure.

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Source: ONC releases five-year federal health IT roadmap pushing data access through smartphone apps and APIs – By Heather Landi, January 15, 2020. FierceHealthcare.


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