Update: ONC posts new rule to ramp up EHR safety, transparency

14 October 2016

By Bernie Monegain

The Office of the National Coordinator today released the final rule ... [click for pdf] for the ONC Health IT Certification Program, which gives the agency more direct oversight of the health IT testing labs.

The rule highlights the importance of protecting public health and safety while also strengthening transparency and accountability in the certification program.

The “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability” final rule will enable the ONC Health IT Certification Program to better support physicians and hospitals – the vast majority of whom use certified electronic health records – and the rapid pace of innovation in the health information technology market, according to the ONC.

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