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Mission

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.

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Organization

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).

  • Information Exchange through Meaningful Use of Health IT | Achieve Adoption and Information Exchange through Meaningful Use of Health IT | How meaningful use and exchange of health IT will anchor the government's health IT strategy
  • Improve Care, Improve Population Health, and Reduce Health Care Costs through the Use of Health IT | How health IT supports the implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Inspire Confidence and Trust in Health IT | How government updates its approach to privacy, security, and patient safety
  • Empower Individuals with Health IT to Improve their Health and the Health Care System | How health IT empowers individuals to become full partners in their health care and manage their health history
  • Achieve Rapid Learning and Technological Advancement | How innovation will support improvements in health IT and health care overall

ONC Award History

The Total Award Amounts and Award Number chart shows the number of awards and the amount of award dollars that ONC granted during the current and previous 5 fiscal years. The number of awards is shown in the blue bars. The award dollars are represented as gold bars. Data for the current fiscal year, at the far right of the chart, are depicted in brighter colors.

Hover over any bar to see a tool tip that shows award or dollar data.

In the legend, click on Number of Awards to see only the gold bars display in the chart. Click on Total Award Amount to see only the blue bars.

The majority of ONC’s awards were issued in 2009 and 2010, with the number of awards and total award dollar amounts decreasing over time.

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ONC Total Awards

The interactive pie charts compare ONC total award dollars, and ONC total number of awards, with the award dollars and number of awards of all other granting HHS agencies. Mouse over any pie segment to see the percentage that segment represents.

The charts' segments can be rearranged. Click on and hold a segment and move the mouse in a circular motion.

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Awards by U.S. Location

The map below shows ONC's total or discretionary total awards and award dollars granted by state for FY 2014, including U.S. Territories. for FY 2014, including U.S. Territories. Mouse over a location to view award data. Hide or restore a location within a range of dollars by clicking on the colored boxes in the legend.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

Top 20 Award Recipients

The map below uses a range of blue circles to show the top 20 national recipients of ONC discretionary awards ranked by dollar amount. Larger, darker circles indicate higher rank and amount (see legend). States without a circle did not have a recipient in the top 20. Mouse over a colored circle to view recipient and award data.

United States Territories: American Samoa (AS), Federal States Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Northern Mariana Islands (MH), Puerto Rico (PR), Republic of the Marshall Islands (MP), Republic of Palau (PW), Virgin Islands (VI).

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