Final Rule on EHR Certification Programs Imminent

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review of the Proposed Establishment of Certification Programs for Health Information Technology final rule on June 14, 2010, so publication in the Federal Register is imminent. ┬áThis final rule explains the proposed establishment of certification programs for voluntary certification of health information technology, as specified in section 3001(c)(5) of the HITECH Act, which is available on the hipaa.com site. ┬áThis final rule is a follow-on to the proposed rule of the same title that was published in the Federal Register on March 10, 2010 (75 Federal Register 11327-11373), the summary of which appears below. “Under the authority granted to the National…

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