Fed looking for comments on Reducing Health Care Disparities through use of IT

Reduction of Health Care Disparities is one of the stated goals of Meaningful Use. ONC is looking for input from the community on how to proceed with this project and how the federal government can enable this measure by supporting adoption of technology.

Goal : Achieve Adoption and Information Exchange through Meaningful Use of Health IT

Accelerate adoption of EHRs
Facilitate information exchange to support meaningful use of EHRs
Support health IT adoption and information exchange for public health and populations with unique needs

Goal : Improve Care, Improve Population Health, and Reduce Health Care Costs through the Use of Health IT

Support more sophisticated uses of EHRs and other health IT to improve health system performance
Better manage care, efficiency, and population health through EHR-generated reporting measures
Demonstrate health IT-enabled reform of payment structures, clinical practices, and population health management
Support new approaches to the use of health IT in research, public and population health, and national health security

Goal 4: Empower Individuals with Health IT to Improve Their Health and the Health Care System

Engage individuals with health IT
Accelerate individual and caregiver access to their electronic health information in a format they can use and reuse
Integrate patient-generated health information and consumer health IT with clinical applications to support patient-centered care

Goal : Achieve Rapid Learning and Technological Advancement

Lead the creation of a learning health system to support quality, research, and public and population health
Broaden the capacity of health IT through innovation and research

ONC is welcoming comments on how to achieve these goals.

To get involved and provide input visit http://www.healthit.gov/buzz-blog/from-the-onc-desk/federal-strategic-pl...