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Federal HIT Strategic Plan – 2014 Update

The HIT Policy Committee (HITPC) and HIT Standards Committee (HITSC) of the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) focused on the recently updated Federal HIT Strategic Plan in rare back-to-back meetings December 9 and 10.

The revised Federal HIT Strategic Plan (released Monday) is an ARRA/HITECH-mandated, non-binding document to identify broad milestones over certain periods of time for federal agencies related to health IT, including dozens of agencies outside of HHS (NASA, Bureau of Prisons, DOD, Education, and so on). The update released for comment on Monday was the third version (2008 and 2011 being the priors). Critical to understanding the scope of this document, it does not address private sector/physician/industry activities or goals, but rather what outcomes government actors should strive for over the next 3 and 6 years.

Meanwhile, the anticipated “National Interoperability Roadmap” is expected to be published around January. Most importantly, the proposed rules to update the EHR Incentive Program participation and technology certification requirements are on the horizon for early 2015 (probably/maybe).

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