The draft roadmap, titled "Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0," aims to achieve basic electronic health data interoperability by 2017.
It outlines short- and long-term goals for the next 10 years, with 2017 set as the deadline by which "a majority of individuals and providers across the care continuum" should be able "to send, receive, find and use a common set of electronic clinical information."
ONC requested public commentary on it's program for health information interoperability.
ONC accepted public comments on Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap Draft Version 1.0. The comment period ended on April 3, 2015.
The draft Roadmap proposes critical actions that need to be taken by both private and public stakeholders to advance the nation towards a more connected, interoperable health IT infrastructure and was drafted by ONC based on input from private and public stakeholders. The draft Roadmap outlines the critical actions for different stakeholder groups necessary to help achieve an interoperable health IT ecosystem.
Several comments are in regard to lack of incentives for HIT developers.