Federal Health IT Vision and Mission
High-quality care, lower costs, healthy population and engaged people
Improve 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
- Focus on value. Federal health IT policy will continuously target solutions that improve health and care quality, efficiency, safety, affordability, equity, effectiveness, and access.
- Be person-centered. Federal policies and activities support the accessibility and use of electronic health information by individuals, caregivers, providers, and researchers across products and organizations, in a timely and reliable way that protects personal privacy and upholds individual autonomy.
- Respect individual preferences. Person-centered care embraces the values of the individual inside and outside the health system, where all entities honor individuals' personal health goals, needs, values, culture, and choices regarding their information, health, and care.
- Build a culture of electronic health information access and use. Federal actions will help establish an environment where secure universal health information exchange and use are expected and accepted so that everyone benefits from simple, timely, equitable, efficient, and appropriate electronic access to and sharing of health information.
- Create an environment of continuous learning and improvement. Federal policies and actions seek to strengthen feedback loops between scientific and health care communities to translate evidence into clinical practice and other settings, and learn how to perform better.
- Encourage innovation and competition. The government's policies, guidance, and programs will support continued innovation and competition in the health IT marketplace to foster highly useful health IT solutions that lead to better health and care.
- Be a responsible steward of the country's money and trust. The government seeks to use its resources judiciously. This means relying to the extent possible on private markets to accomplish important societal objectives, and acting to correct market failures when necessary. It also means developing health IT policies through open, transparent, and accountable processes.
Federal Health IT Principles
Federal agencies will collaborate with one another and with state, territorial, local, tribal, and private stakeholders to:
Federal Health IT Goals
The strategic plan includes four distinct goals. See the figure below for those goals and their objectives. The figure below may be too wide for your screen. Touch to scroll the figure horizontally. Also, see the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan Goals for each objective's list of strategies.