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Carol Bean Part of ONC’s mission is to certify that electronic health record (EHR) products meet the standards and capabilities we have created. It’s a big job, and we take it seriously. Providers should be confident that when they buy and use a certified EHR, their product satisfies our requirements

One of the more unique provisions of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's proposed 2014 budget is the imposition of a new “user fee” on electronic health record vendors and developers to support ONC's certification and standardization activities. read more

Citing the crush of an increasing workload and dwindling government funding, the Office of the National Coordinator has proposed a health IT user fee that would be imposed on health IT vendors who certify their products through the ONC Health IT Certification Program. The HIMSS EHR Association opposes ONC’s proposal

The health IT industry may have a better idea of how health information exchanges can protect patient data after ONC's Health IT Policy Committee approved several recommendations from its Privacy and Security Tiger Team last week. read more

Meaningful Use incentive payments earned by providers now have hit $12.3 billion, according to the ONC's Health IT Policy Committee. read more

Long term and post acute care providers have “numerous” opportunities to engage in health information exchange, and need to adopt interoperable electronic health record systems, according to a new issue brief published by ONC. read more

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