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ONC Releases Final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (Plan) on September 21, 2015. The Plan is an attempt to modernize the US health IT infrastructure, looking at past achievements since 2011 and creating initiatives for future improvements while focusing on four essential goals. The four goals are listed as followed: (1) Advance Person-Centered and Self-Managed Health, (2) Transform Health Care Delivery and Community Health, (3) Foster Research, Scientific Knowledge and Innovation, and finally to (4) Enhance Nation's Health IT Infrastructure. The Federal Health IT Vision is "High-quality care, lower costs, healthy population and engaged people." The full Plan can be found on the ONC website or by clicking here.