ONC Work Group: HIT Strategic Plan Lacks Consumer Focus

While the Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Work Group praised efforts to update the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the group's members say the framework does not go far enough when it comes to consumers.

While the Health IT Policy Committee's Consumer Work Group (CWG) praised efforts put forth by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to update its Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, the group's members say the framework does not go far enough when it comes to consumers.

The work group met Tuesday to discuss its comments on the strategic plan, which ONC released in December. The group says the plan "reflects a multi-faceted approach to expanding adoption of health IT." However, they also voice concern about how well consumers will relate to the framework and pointed out some missing core principles.

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Source: Fierce HealthIT