Monthly Archive: January 2011

An Alternative to EHR Certification for Hospitals

CCHIT (, as many of you know, is one of the ONC ( authorized testing and certifying bodies (ATCB). Long before the advent of Meaningful Use, CCHIT offered its own certification for EMR software which is still available. Last week,…
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A Sneak Peek at ONC

On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, the ONC published a request for comments on their proposed requirements for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. Comments will be accepted until 5 pm on February 25, 2011. You can find the document, which also contains…
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ONC Issues Final Rule for Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued a final rule on January 3, 2011, to establish the permanent certification program for health information technology. The permanent certification program provides new features that will enhance the…
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