By William Hersh MD – During the HIMSS conference, the ONC and CMS each dropped a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) concerning functionality, interoperability, certification, and others aspects of EHR use.
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By William A. Hyman – ONC has released another Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, this time entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program. It comes in at 734 pages.
If you are participating in federal initiatives and quality reporting, it is fast approaching that your EHR system is 2015 ONC Certified. Under MIPS, eligible clinicians only need a 90 day reporting period in 2019 with a 2015 Edition EHR. However as of now in 2019 CQMs must be reported for the full year so […]
By William Hyman – The ONC has released via the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) on the EHR Reported Program which was established by the 2017 21st Century Cures Act. Overarching questions that arises in this regard is given that health IT must achieve certification,
By Jim Tate – The most common question I receive from EHR vendors regarding certification is this: “What is the deadline for providers to begin using 2015 Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT)?” The answer is, “It all depends”. Here is the issue:
By Bennett Lauber – The usability of the system is probably the most important factor in making an informed choice of which EHR to use for your practice. Most every bit of software says that it is easy to use, but how can you choose an EHR that is actually usable?
By Steven Posnack, Dustin Charles, & Wes Barker – Have you ever wondered what a health IT developer’s share of meaningful use eligible hospitals looked like compared to its peers? How about the same for eligible clinicians under the QPP?
HHS issues final rule to enhance the reliability, transparency, accountability, and safety of certified health information technology.
The following have announced that these products have received ONC 2014 Edition Product Certifications. You can find all product certification information on the ONC CHPL web site.
By CAPT Alicia Morton & Tricia Lee Wilkins – Improving and streamlining the testing and certification of health IT has long been a goal of ONC. To that end, on June 9th we published a notice in the Federal Register that reintroduced a flexibility included in the ONC Health IT Certification Program that allows the National Coordinator to consider test procedures, test tools, and test data developed by any person or entity for approved use.
HHS Provides Additional Flexibility for Certification of EHRs The following is correspondence from the ONC Health information technology (IT) developers, providers and consumers will get more flexibility through a final rule issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The final rule […]
Rule Allows Flexibility in Certified EHR Technology for 2014 In typical ONC and CMS fashion, the newest final rule for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs was released just hours before they left for a long holiday weekend. In Friday’s press release, CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner states, “We listened to stakeholder feedback and provided […]
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