According to a CCHIT release, the organization believes the role of the ONC should be carefully considered since the NwHIN serves both public and private entities.
"While ONC is informed by the Health Information Technology Standards Committee, the Health Information Technology Policy Committee and public comment, the NwHIN serves both public and private entities, and an independent public/private governance entity, also informed by the HITSC, the HITPC and public comment may be a more effective approach in establishing trust, gaining wide adoption, and allowing for multi-stakeholder representation," said Karen Bell, MD, MMS, chair of CCHIT.
The full comments are available here.
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