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January 4, 2011  12:57 PM

ONC issues final rule for permanent health IT certification program

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR certification, health IT certification, ONC-ACTB

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced today that it has issued a final rule establishing a permanent health IT certification program. Six months ago, the ONC established a

January 3, 2011  12:03 PM

Additional EHR certification bodies named

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, ICSA Labs, InfoGard, ONC-ACTB, Surescripts

In recent weeks, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has named three additional electronic health record (EHR) authorized testing and certification bodies, aka ONC-ATCBs. The new organizations are ICSA Labs, a security...


November 15, 2010  2:23 PM

CCHIT launching custom EHR certification program for hospitals

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, hospital information systems

Many U.S. hospitals have spent years developing and maintaining custom electronic health record (EHR) systems. For those facilities, the prospect of receiving HITECH Act...

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September 1, 2010  8:42 AM

ONC doles out first EHR certification powers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CCHIT, EHR, EHR certification, hitech, ONC, ONC-ACTB

The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made its long-awaited announcement naming the firstĀ 


July 6, 2010  9:46 AM

New EHR certification rule draws a crowd

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, Meaningful use, ONC

We've known for quite some time that electronic health record (EHR) certification would soon cease to be a one-pony show. We just didn't expect the derby to get so crowded. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act set in motion a process to open up EHR...


June 22, 2010  12:38 PM

Overcoming meaningful use obstacles and other health IT news

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
EHR certification, HIE, Meaningful use, personal health records

For some, the road to meaningful use feels more like an unpaved horse trail than a slick, five-lane superhighway. In addition to implementing an electronic health record, or EHR, system, some organizations must also upgrade clinical applications and infrastructure. In the latest...


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