Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Implementation WG Seeks Comments on EHR Certification Program

The Health Information Technology Standards Committee (HITSC) Implementation Workgroup is currently seeking comments on the electronic health record (EHR) Temporary Certification Program, Stage 1 Meaningful Use. Comments are due by Friday, June 17, 2011.

Eligible professionals (EPs) and eligible hospitals (EHs) who seek to qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs are required by statute to use Certified EHR Technology. Once certified, Complete EHRs and EHR Modules can be used by EPs and EHs to meet the statutory requirement for Certified EHR Technology.

The Workgroup is now collecting feedback on the progress of the EHR product certification program, which has been certifying EHR technology on Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria for almost a year. Following analysis of the comments received through the approximately 30-day public comment period, the Workgroup intends to make recommendations to the HITSC regarding the EHR Certification Program for Stage 2 Meaningful Use. The Workgroup’s goal is to obtain feedback on the process for communicating the testing and certification criteria, as well as for testing and certifying the EHR technology.

Please submit your comments by no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 17, 2011.

Information about submitting comments may be found here:



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  2. Thank you for sharing. There are a variety of different EHR testing services including Functional and Interoperability testing, which are needed. Other services such as security testing may also be required.