By Christopher Monk & Papia Paul – Health IT Modules certified through the ONC Health IT Certification Program provide end users with confidence that the technology they depend on to provide care lives up to its certified capabilities.Read More
Health IT Certification
By Alex Baker & Michael Wittie – In January 2022, ONC issued a Request for Information that sought public input on the ONC Health IT Certification Program and how it could incorporate standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria related to electronic prior authorization.
By Jim Tate – The 21st Century Cures Act established Conditions and Maintenance of Certification for the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The regulation outlines seven conditions of Certification that cover issues ranging from information blocking to interoperability.
In March 2020, the ONC issued a final rule, 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program in an effort to empower patients and promote health information interoperability by prohibiting info blocking.
By Talisha Searcy, Yuriy Pylypchuk, Wes Barker & William Encinosa – ONC is excited to share findings from newly published research that sheds light on the impact adoption of 2015 Edition certified health information technology has had on hospitals’ rates of interoperability.
By Michael Wittie & Jeff Smith – In section 3009A of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, Congress created the “Electronic Health Record Reporting Program” and required health IT developers participating in the ONC Health IT Certification Program to publicly report certain information about their certified health IT products consistent with a new “condition of maintaining certification.”
HHS Extends Compliance Dates for Information Blocking and Health IT Certification Requirements in 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule. Responding to public health threats posed by the coronavirus pandemic releases interim final rule with comment period to extend compliance dates.
By Jim Tate – The certification of healthcare technology has been around since 2006 when the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology launched a voluntary program designed to test the ability of products to meet certain functional requirements.
By Vibhore Gupta – With recent announcement made by ONC related to EHR attestation requirements, it is surely going to reduce burden on developers. The question arises on the implications and downstream consequences of such a move on the healthcare landscape.