The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) conducts projects that leverage the existing health IT investment to support the biomedical and health services research enterprise. In addition, ONC coordinates related health IT policy and programs with key federal and private sector stakeholders such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Key relevant programs and projects are highlighted below.
Work with us: Seeking a Health Scientist specializing in informatics
ONC is seeking a Health Scientist specializing in informatics to work in the ONC Immediate Office, Chief Scientist Division (CSD), through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program. The ONC CSD is responsible for developing and evaluating ONC’s overall scientific efforts and activities and, as necessary, develops, establishes, or recommends scientific policy to the National Coordinator. This individual will apply a comprehensive knowledge of health informatics, science, related fields, and relevant programs to the performance of his/her work.
The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), launched in 2015, is a nationwide initiative to move away from the “one-size-fits-all” approach to health care delivery and to instead tailor treatment and prevention strategies to people’s unique characteristics, including environment, lifestyle, and biology.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
Since 2013 the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has led or collaborated on eight projects that inform policy, standards, and services specific to the adoption and implementation of a patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) data infrastructure.
Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (babyforyou.info)
LEAP in babyforyou.info funds projects that address well-documented and fast emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of well-designed, interoperable health IT.
How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare
ONC and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, turned to JASON, an independent group of scientists and academics that has been advising the Federal government on matters of science and technology for over 50 years, to consider how AI might shape the future of public health, community health, and healthcare delivery.