Last week, ONC released the final 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan. The Plan defines a set of goals, objectives, and strategies that guide the federal government in supporting the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information to connect healthcare with health data. The Plan explains how the use of health IT can further support:
- Health and wellness;
- Delivery and experience of care; and
- A secure, data-driven ecosystem to accelerate research and innovation.
This Plan is outcomes-driven, with goals focused on meeting the needs of individuals, populations, caregivers, healthcare providers, payers, public health professionals, researchers, developers, and innovators.