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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)
 
The ONC is at the forefront of health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology (health IT) and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. .ONC is the principal Federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of National Coordinator was created in 2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009.
ONC’s mission includes:
·         Promoting development of a nationwide health IT infrastructure;
·         Providing leadership in the development, and implementation of standards and certification of health IT products;
·         Health IT policy coordination;
·         Strategic planning for health IT adoption and health information exchange; and
·         Establishing governance for the Nationwide Health Information Network.
 
Health information technology makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. With the help of health IT, to include electronic health records (EHRs), health care providers will have:
·         Accurate and complete information about a patient during a routine visit or medical emergency.
·         The ability to better coordinate care, especially important if a patient has a serious condition.

 

 












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