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September 15, 2015  1:42 PM

Providers can pass problems with health IT products, information blocking to ONC

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR usability, health IT usability, HIE, information blocking, ONC, ONC-ACTB

If customer satisfaction and retention weren't reasons enough, health IT vendors now have more motivation to quickly and thoroughly respond to complaints about their health IT products. Healthcare providers can appeal to ONC if they feel vendors don't acknowledge and assist them with system...

January 2, 2013  5:49 PM

ONC EHR safety plan in the works; public comment sought

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
AHRQ, EHR implementation, EHR safety, ONC, ONC-ACTB

Just before the U.S. health care system went on skeleton crews for the long holiday, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT dropped a little policy package under the tree that might seem like an innocent little 39-page PDF, but it could have much larger ramifications for CIOs and the...

June 7, 2012  12:55 PM

Of taxicabs, Square, drchrono and the future of iPad EHRs

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
drchrono, ipad, ipad ehr, Meaningful use, mHealth, ONC-ACTB, square

Earlier this week in Washington D.C. after a long day at Datapalooza, colleague Jenny Laurello and I needed to grab separate cabs to return to our respective hotels. We both...

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,...

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...

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 

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