“The accelerated use of health IT has led to exponential growth in the amount and availability of electronic health data. Despite this progress, certain research and scientific breakthroughs may remain slow due to difficulties with health IT infrastructure and the lack of high quality health data. To better understand and address these challenges, ONC led the development of National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda, which articulates a vision where research can happen more quickly and effectively.”
Setting the Agenda
“ONC led a review of relevant literature and programs, key interviews, and a workshop to identify electronic health data and health IT infrastructure gaps. Workshop attendees included representatives from federal agencies, technology vendors, researchers, and other stakeholders. ONC staff presented early versions of the Agenda at two American Medical Informatics Association conferences to further refine the content.”
“Supportive of both Goal 3 and Goal 4 in the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (2020-2025), the Agenda has two specific goals aimed at modernizing our nation’s health IT infrastructure to enable research and discovery…” Read the full article here.
Source: ONC Releases National Health IT Priorities for Research: A Policy and Development Agenda – By Teresa Zayas Caban, Kevin Chaney, MGS and Don Rucker M.D., February 24, 2020. ONC Health IT Buzz.