EHR Intelligence: ONC Drafts Health IT Developer Measures for EHR Reporting Program

“ONC has released a draft set of health IT developer measures for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting Program’s condition of maintaining ONC health IT certification.”

“As part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, Congress created the EHR Reporting Program which requires ONC Health IT Certification Program developers to publicly report certain information about their certified health IT products to maintain certification.”

“The program aims to bolster market competition by making information on certified EHR systems publicly available.”

“ONC took a dual-track approach to implement the EHR Reporting Program. In 2018, ONC contracted with the Urban Institute to develop the first track: voluntary, user-reported measures related to certified health IT usability, interoperability, and security. These measures are now available for industry stakeholder adoption.”

“At the July 14, 2021, HITAC meeting, ONC released a draft set of developer measures for the EHR reporting program’s condition of maintaining health IT certification from the Cures Act.”

“These developer-reported measures aim to address information gaps in the marketplace and provide insights into various use cases for certified health IT…” Read the full article here.

Source: ONC Drafts Health IT Developer Measures for EHR Reporting Program – By Hannah Nelson, July 19, 2021. EHR Intelligence.

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