2014 Edition EHR Certification Criteria

On September 11, 2014, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a final rule updating the 2014 Edition Electronic Health Records (EHR) certification criteria.  The certification criteria are technical standards that EHR technology must meet in order for hospitals and health care professionals to achieve meaningful use of EHR (and receive incentive payments and avoid payment adjustments for doing so).

In February, ONC proposed a voluntary, 2015 Edition EHR criteria, which we described in an earlier post.  After considering public comments, ONC decided not to adopt the 2015 Edition and instead adopt “a small subset” of its original proposal “as optional 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria.”  The ONC calls these optional criteria the “2014 Edition Release 2 EHR certification criteria.”

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