On March 2, 2016 ONC published their “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability” Proposed Rule in the Federal Register. The proposed rule would modify the ONC Health IT Certification Program and focuses on three areas:
- ONC Direct Review of Certified Health IT
- Oversight of ONC-Authorized Testing Laboratories
- Transparency and Availablity of Surveillance Results
Read the HHS Press Release here.
Read the Fact sheet here.
ONC is inviting feedback from individuals and organizations regarding its proposal for enhanced oversight and accountability. The commenting period on the proposed rule is open until 5 p.m. on May 2, 2016. To assist in commenting, a Microsoft Word Version of the proposed rule, and a Public Comment Template are available on HealthIT.gov.
ONC will also be providing a webinar on March 22 and April 21 to discuss the recently published proposed rule. More information, including webinar registration links, will be announced by ONC shortly.