The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines federal health IT goals and objectives, with a focus on individuals’ access to their electronic health information.
The Plan was developed by the ONC in collaboration with more than 25 federal organizations and informed by nearly 100 public comment submissions. The Plan demonstrates the federal government’s ongoing, coordinated focus on improving the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.
Specifically, the Plan explains how the federal government intends to use health IT to:
- 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 with Health Data.
On behalf of all of the federal agencies involved in the development of the Plan, ONC would like to thank the individuals and organizations who contributed their comments. With your feedback, we created a plan that will promote modern health IT for all stakeholders and help to address barriers to the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information.