ONC Names First Meaningful-use EHR Certification Bodies

The Office of the National Coordinator announced the first organizations authorized to test and certify EHR systems for use in the federal “meaningful use” incentive program. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), based in Chicago, and the Drummond Group, based in Austin, TX, are the first groups to be awarded status as ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies. CCHIT and Drummond will test and...

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Meaningful Use—Incentive Payments and Program Requirements

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series ¦ Paper no. 3 ¦ This paper continues the overview the meaningful use final rule with a look at the payment and program requirements.

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Meaningful Use—Provider Requirements

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series ¦ Paper no. 2 ¦ This paper begins a more detailed, two-part review of the final rule with a focus on the requirements for providers.

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Overview of the Meaningful Use Final Rule

AHIMA Meaningful Use White Paper Series ¦ Paper no. 1 ¦ This is the first paper in a series in which AHIMA takes a closer look at the EHR incentive program and its impact on the health information management profession and the providers that participate.

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Federal NHIN Rulemaking Expected in 2011

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is launching formal rulemaking to govern the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), an act to expand the government-developed HIE model to all healthcare providers. Formal rulemaking will work out legal and policy questions that still hang over the NHIN, and allow small and large healthcare organizations and HIEs the ability to use the information exchange...

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