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ACP applauds ONC for 'exceedingly thoughtful strategic plan'

ONC Strategic Plan for Federal Health IT for 2015 - 2020 Focuses Health IT as Means to an End; Abandons Draft's Focus on Data, Data Exchange and Systems

Washington, September 25, 2015 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) sent this letter to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ACP's letter was sent in response to the ONC Strategic Plan for Federal Health IT for 2015 - 2020.

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ACP is the largest physician medical specialty society, and the second largest physician-membership organization, in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal medical physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illnesses.

Contact: David Kinsman, (202) 261-4554
dkinsman@acponline.org