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ONC Regulation FAQs

#07 Question [09-10-007-2]

My hospital purchased a certified EHR Module that provides approximately 75% of the capabilities we need to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology. The other 25% are provided by our own self-developed system(s). Can we have our self-developed system tested and certified as an EHR Module and then subsequently use the combination of our self-developed certified EHR Module with the certified EHR Module we purchased to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology? As a follow up, do we need to have the combination of the purchased certified EHR Module and our self-developed certified EHR Module tested and certified together as a Complete EHR (above and beyond the certifications they have already been issued)?

Answer:

Yes, you may seek testing and certification for only those systems that have not been certified as an EHR Module (in this case, the self-developed system), and no, you do not need to have the combination of certified EHR Modules certified again as a Complete EHR in order to meet the definition of Certified EHR Technology.

 

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