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ONC Invites Public Comment on Health IT Certification Program

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.

Comments:

One response to "ONC Invites Public Comment on Health IT Certification Program"
  • March 17, 2016
    Cindie Q
    said:

    As a dental professional who earned 2 Certifications in HIT when first introduced, I am sorely disappointed that almost nothing has been done to integrate other health care providers into the PCP model. The mouth is often an indicator or disease or unhealthy habits. One receives optimal evaluation when oral care and medical care are integrated. Isn’t that the goal from the onset of this program?

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