"EHR certification" Posts

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Certified Health IT Product List Enhancements for Fall 2013

Carol Bean | November 6, 2013

ONC’s Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) is the place where one can find the complete list of the health IT products that have been certified by ONC’s authorized certification bodies and accredited testing labs (ACBs and ATLs).
During of the recent government shutdown, we were not able to process or post new products on the site.  This meant that access to site, product lookup, CMS EHR Cert ID generation, and other automated functions continued to work,

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EHR Certification Criteria for SNOMED CT will help doctors transition to ICD-10

Amy Helwig, M.D., M.S. | October 29, 2013

As the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2 gets underway, now is a good time to take a closer look at some of the ways the transition to ICD-10 will support better health care across the nation. One piece of the ONC 2014 Standards and Certification regulation that deserves a closer look is the requirement that certified electronic health record (EHR) technology use the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) to represent patient problems,

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EHR Certification: An Ongoing Process for ONC’s Office of Certification

Carol Bean | April 25, 2013

Part of ONC’s mission is to certify that electronic health record (EHR) products meet the standards and capabilities we have created. It’s a big job, and we take it seriously.
Providers should be confident that when they buy and use a certified EHR, their product satisfies our requirements. That’s why we review any complaints we receive about these products and make sure they are addressed, even to the point of revoking certification when necessary. In fact,

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ONC’s Thoughts on Patents, Health IT, and Meaningful Use

Jodi G. Daniel, J.D., M.P.H. | March 4, 2013

ONC was recently asked whether the regulatory requirements for EHR certification and meaningful use, especially some of the more patient-focused requirements, like the view, download, and transmit to a 3rd party meaningful use objective, could implicate patents.
We want to share with you our thoughts on patents and meaningful use, and identify the proactive steps ONC is taking to understand their implications and share that understanding with the community.

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Help Shape the EHR Certification Process for Privacy & Security

Dixie B. Baker, PhD, MS | December 5, 2012

ONC’s Certification Program includes the certification of two types of electronic health record (EHR) technology: Complete EHR and EHR Module. To meet the EHR adoption requirement to qualify for meaningful use incentive payments, an eligible professional or hospital can use either a Complete EHR, or a set of EHR Modules that collectively meets the definition of Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT).  Responsibility for assuring that a set of certified EHR Modules can be successfully and securely integrated together is left up to the adopter.

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