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Comments requested for federal plan to reduce disparities in health IT

Earlier this year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) unveiled its 80-page health IT strategic plan, which states that the federal government will strive to “support health information technology (heath IT) benefits for all.” This includes underserved and at-risk individuals.

To ensure these individuals have equal access to the benefits of health IT, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put together an interagency workgroup to identify key opportunities and a strategic path forward. This group — the Health IT Disparities Workgroup, which began meeting in April — was tasked with developing a federal plan to reduce disparities in health IT.

The workgroup has produced a draft set of strategies/tactics that are aligned with the five main goals of the federal health IT strategic plan, and encourages stakeholders to comment on the draft. Specifically, the workgroup would like to know:

  • What do you think of the draft strategies / tactics?
  • What specific activities would you like to see the federal government take on to reduce health IT disparities?

This new plan will likely be appreciated by experts who believe that the federal government needs to take more steps toward reducing disparities in health IT.

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