ONC's new health IT plan calls for provider help

The Health and Human Services Department's office of the national coordinator for health information technology has identified five goals that will lead to the transformation of healthcare over the next 5 years: information exchange through meaningful use, improved cost and care, confidence in health IT, enablement of better health outcomes and advancement in health learning.

The agency released its "Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2011-2015" (.pdf) Sept. 12. This plan updates the first Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, which was published in June 2008 and represents a final version of a draft plan released for comment March 25. In order to meet the objectives laid out in the plan, ONC says it will need considerable help from federal agencies, states and healthcare providers. --Read the full article at FierceGovernmentIT