Overview#Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of nationwide health information exchange to improve health care.
ONC is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information. The position of Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology 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.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Blue Button
- Electronic Health Record
- Health Relationship Trust
- Nationwide Health Information Network
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