MedCity News July 30, 2021
If approved by Congress, ONC will receive $87 million for fiscal year 2022. With more funding, prominence, and demands, where should ONC place its focus?
Since its inception in 2004, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has delivered outsized results for its size. This subdivision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a budget of around $60 million and a team of approximately 150 people — small by federal standards — to accomplish the large task of “Improv(ing) the health and well-being of individuals and communities through the use of technology and health information that is accessible when and where it matters most.”
Each generation of ONC leaders has smartly focused...