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EHR certification

February 27, 2014  11:48 AM

ONC’s proposed 2015 EHR certification standards open to comment period

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR implementation, meaningful use stage 2

Following through on their promise to update certification criteria more frequently, the ONC has released its proposed rule for 2015 voluntary EHR certification standards.

July 16, 2013  11:52 AM

New IHE/ICSA certifications another step toward interoperability in healthcare

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
CMS, EHR certification, Interoperability, ONC

The software products of eight health IT vendors were certified as secure and interoperable by IHE USA and ICSA Labs. The products are the first to be certified by...

May 2, 2013  11:59 AM

ONC revokes meaningful use certification of EHR products

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR decertification, EHR systems, Farzad Mostashari, ONC

The process of selecting the right EHR vendor to qualify for meaningful use has been long and involved for many healthcare facilities. A recent government ruling may further complicate that process and make providers think twice before they

December 18, 2012  12:52 PM

Accountable care organization model in the works by EHR-certifier

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, CCHIT, EHR certification, ONC

An IT model for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is being developed by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to certify electronic health record products.

December 6, 2012  5:02 PM

ONC, CMS issue revisions to meaningful use stage 2

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR certification, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, ONC

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) along with CMS issued an interim final rule (IFR) this week – setting off a 60-day public comment period – making

April 24, 2012  9:37 AM

Switching electronic health record systems is no easy task

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
EHR, EHR adoption, EHR certification, EHR vendor, Medicaid EHR incentive programs

While buying an electronic health record (EHR) system for the first time is a veritable challenge, transitioning from one system to another is challenging as well. There are a number of reasons an...

November 7, 2011  1:37 PM

Permanent EHR certification program delayed

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR certification, Meaningful use, ONC-ACTB

The permanent EHR certification program has been delayed, ONC has announced, stating that there would not be enough accredited EHR software testing laboratories to move forward as planned on Jan. 1,...

August 31, 2011  11:50 AM

ANSI opens EHR certification; AHIMA, ANSI ally on HIT standards

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHIMA, ANSI, EHR, EHR certification, EMR, Meaningful use

At long last, permanent EHR certification is on track. Vendors, hospitals and ambulatory physicians now know the process has begun in earnest -- a key step in unlocking all...

March 1, 2011  1:58 PM

Drummond offers testing of hospital EHR systems

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR certification, hospital information systems

Drummond Group Inc. has prepared guidance for the testing and certification of homegrown hospital electronic health record (EHR) software. The guidance, referred to as the EHR Certification Roadmap for Hospitals, helps...

January 21, 2011  2:00 PM

CCHIT launches custom EHR certification program

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CCHIT, custom EHR certification, EHR certification, electronic health records

Hospitals using uncertified health IT software or custom-made electronic health record (EHR) technology now have the chance to get their systems certified for meaningful use. This week, the Certification...

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