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ONC Releases New Paper on Health IT Quality

medical health doctorThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released a new paper that outlines strategies on how to further build up the quality of health information technology tools and systems.

ONC also seeks alliances with clinicians, consumers, hospitals, technology developers, researchers, policymakers and other health IT stakeholders in order to improve delivery services, the office said Thursday.

ONC suggests ways to achieve care quality improvement, namely to use similar technical standards; evaluate improvement tools through certification and testing; and develop user-friendly tools.

The office also recommends the development of rules of engagement and governance.

ONC said it plans to set goals for three, six and ten-year timeframes in collaboration with stakeholders in order to achieve its vision.

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