New federal health IT strategy sets sights on a heathier, more innovative, and more equitable healthcare experience

March 28, 2024
ONC seeks public comment by May 28, 2024.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), released the draft 2024–2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (the draft Plan) for public comment.

The draft Plan:

  • Outlines federal health IT goals and objectives that are focused on improving access to health data, delivering a better, more equitable healthcare experience, and modernizing our nation’s public health data infrastructure.
  • Places an emphasis on the policy and technology components necessary to support the diverse data needs of all health IT users.
  • Supports the Department’s recent Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing (HTI-1) final rule to advance the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information (EHI), and deliver more transparent and equitable care for individuals.
  • Aligns with the HHS Health Care Sector Cybersecurity concept paper and voluntary healthcare specific Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs) to help healthcare organizations prioritize implementation of high-impact cybersecurity practices.

The public comment period for the draft 2024-2030 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan ends on May 28, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. Visit to learn more about how you can submit your comments about the draft Plan.

HHS release