The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) requests comments from the public regarding the draft Federal Health Information Technology Research and Development Strategic Framework.
The Strategic Framework is designed to provide an overview of the salient issues, needs and ongoing federal investments in health IT R&D. This Framework aligns with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's (ONC's) Federal Health Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan 2015-2020 by focusing on Federal R&D investments. This Framework summarizes the motivators and challenges, needs, mechanisms of collaboration, and the ongoing research, in order to identify gaps and allow for enhanced coordination and planning of Federal agency health IT R&D.
Future health technologies are expected to improve through strategic research and development (R&D) in data management, including data quality and transmission, accessibility, usability, security and privacy, validation, verification, standards, and infrastructure. For data to be useful, advanced analytics, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics and data mining, and networking, and communications are also required.
The Health IT Working Group invites comments on the draft strategic framework, in particular with respect to the following questions:
- Are the central motivations appropriate and/or are there other issues that should be considered?
- Are the strategic needs appropriate and/or are there other priorities that should be considered?
- Are the collaboration opportunities identified in the draft framework appropriate and/or are there others that should be considered?
Full details are available via the Federal Register.