NIST moves forward on health IT standards; ONC releases seventh 'wave' of 2014 Edition test methods

> The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded a two-year contract to AEGIS.net to work on testing health IT standards. AEGIS will team up with Booz Allen Hamilton to harmonize the efforts of healthcare standards test development and delivery. Announcement

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released new guidance to help eligible professionals and hospitals participate in Stage 2 of Meaningful Use. The new specification sheets offer details about each measure, plus attestation and other information. Website

> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released the seventh set of 2014 Edition draft test methods Nov. 8. All test methods are subject to two weeks of public review and comment before being finalized and approved by ONC for use in testing and certification. Website

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