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Health IT Strategic Framework

Per the Executive Order 13335 from the White House which established the Office of the the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyONCHIT), federal agencies are required to draft an alignment plan with the Strategic Framework, that was issued by the ONCHIT earlier this year, on all related health IT programs and initiatives. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has worked with the National Coordinator's Office to develop an online template that allows for the documentation of programmatic goals and initiatives. Please use this template to document and submit alignment plans. Plans are due December 1, 2004. For more information contact, Leroy Jones, Senior Advisor, Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) at Leroy.Jones@hhs.gov

Press Release: Thompson Launches "Decade of Health Information Technology" - 7/21/04

Press Release: First National Coordinator's Report On Health Information Technology To Be Released at July 21 "Summit" - 7/16/04

Press Release: Secretary Thompson, Seeking Fastest Possible Results, Names First Health Information Technology Coordinator - 5/06/04

Press Release: Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology and Establishing the Position of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator - 4/27/04

Fact Sheet: HIT Report At-A-Glance - 7/21/04

Executive Summary: The Decade of Health Information Technology: Delivering Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care

Report: The Decade of Health Information Technology: Delivering Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care [Download PDF Version - 10M]
      Transmittal Letter from David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D.
      Preface
      Executive Summary
      Addressing An Urgent Health Care Need
      Readiness for Change in Health Care
          Avoid medical errors
          Improve use of resources
          Accelerate diffusion of knowledge
          Reduce variability of care
          Advance consumer role
          Strengthen privacy and data protection
          Promote public health and preparedness
      Vision for Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care
      Framework for Strategic Action
          Inform clinical practice
              Incentivize EHR adoption
              Reduce risk of EHR investment
              Promote EHR diffusion in rural and underserved areas
          Interconnect clinicians
              Foster regional collaborations
              Develop a national health information network
              Coordinate federal health information systems
          Personalize care
              Encourage use of PHRs
              Enhance informed consumer choice
              Promote use of telehealth systems
          Improve population health
              Unify public health surveillance architectures
              Streamline quality and health status monitoring
              Accelerate research and dissemination of evidence
      Implementation
      Public-Private Leadership
          The Private Sector role
          The Federal role
          Role of the National Coordinator
              Provide leadership
              Promote collaboration
              Develop policy
              Support financial management
              Enhance communication and outreach
              Evaluate effectiveness
      Conclusion
      Bibliography
      Glossary of Selected Terms

        List of Attachments
      Attachment 1. Report From The Office of Personnel Management
      Attachment 2. Report From The Veterans Administration
      Attachment 3. Report From The Department of Defense
      Attachment 4. Federal Health Information Technology Programs

Last revised: October 13, 2004

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