ONC final rule establishes permanent health IT certification program

With this week's announcement of a final rule establishing a permanent health IT certification program, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT makes clear exactly what is expected of potential electronic medical record testing bodies. According to a press release issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, such organizations will be required to have accreditation prior to certifying health IT for providers looking to meet "meaningful use" standards. --Read the full story at FierceEMR