The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the administration’s health
IT efforts and is a resource to the entire health system to support
the adoption of health information technology and the promotion of
nationwide health information exchange to improve health care. ONC
is organizationally located within the Office of the Secretary for
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of
nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health
information technology and the electronic exchange of health
information. The position of National Coordinator was created in
2004, through an Executive Order, and legislatively mandated in the
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
(HITECH Act) of 2009.
May 2018: Statements of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of
Authority: Office of the National Coordinator for Health