CHIME issues statement on Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Statement from Charles Christian, CHIME Board of Trustees chair, and Russell Branzell, CHIME president and CEO
Information technology plays a central role in helping hospitals and other healthcare providers reach the Triple Aim — a better patient experience, improved population health and reduced per capita costs. The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, released today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, lays out some critical markers for achieving those goals.
We applaud ONC for taking on the herculean task of coordinating federal health IT initiatives across 35 federal agencies and for reaching out to the healthcare community for input on the strategic plan.