HealthIT Answers April 29, 2022
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By Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S., Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

On April 27, 2004, President Bush signed Executive Order (EO) 13335 and created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). Like tapping that first domino, this single action is a key moment in United States health IT history. Nearly two decades later, US policy and technology leadership in health IT is world-renowned.

Throughout this time, ONC has remained true to the four original duties cast by EO 13335 (paraphrased):

  1. serve as the Secretary’s principal advisor on the development, application, and use of health IT;
  2. ensure that health information technology policy and programs of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are coordinated with those of...

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