The comment period for the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2011 – 2015 has been extended to Friday, May 6, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). Developed in coordination with other Federal partners, the Plan outlines ONC's strategy for realizing Congress and the Administration's health IT agenda. ONC encourages and welcomes all comments from the public regarding the Plan.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced in March an open public comment period on the Strategic Plan. The Plan reflects ONC’s strategy, developed in collaboration with other federal partners, over the next five years for realizing Congress and the Administration’s health IT agenda.
The Plan begins in 2011, when it became possible for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals that demonstrate “meaningful use” of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to receive incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs as authorized by the HITECH Act.