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ONC will start permanent EHR certification in summer

Thursday, 23 February 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sam Bruinewoud
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(from Governement Health IT)

With the Stage 2 meaningful use proposed rule still waiting in the wings, the certification team from ONC addressed HIMSS12 attendees Wednesday morning, delivering details on the agency’s efforts to move toward a permanent certification program for EHRs.

Steven Posnack, director of ONC’s Federal Policy Division, was notably absent from the presentation, presumably occupied with shaping the Stage 2 proposed rule into releasable form.

Doug Fridsma, director of ONC’s Office of Standards and Interoperability, said his group’s underlying mission is to modernize the way the U.S. healthcare system delivers value. "It’s about accelerating meaningful use, protecting information, and keeping patients safe,” he explained. "It’s about getting information in electronic form and getting it moving.”


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