ONC names five EHR certifiers for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has named five entities designated by the American Nationals Standards Institute (ANSI) as electronic health record certifiers for Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use incentive program. Four of them--the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, Drummond Group, ICSA Laboratories, and InfoGard laboratories--also were involved in the certification process for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use. Orien Register will be joining them for this next round of certification, known as the 1214 edition. ANSI was named by ONC last year as the accreditor of certifying entities for the permanent certification program. In a related development, the final rules implementing Stage 2 change the name of the program to the "ONC HIT Certification Program." Article

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