The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued an update (issued on October 12) to the Standards and Certification Criteria Rule. It was, essentially, a correction to remove an implementation guide from the public health agency surveillance and reporting criteria. The implementation specification is “not appropriate” for implementing the adopted HL7 2.5.1 standard, so it is now removed. Outlined below is a new matrix reflecting the update.
As part of this update, a few additional resources which are very helpful as you continue to plan and implement your initiatives to meet the Meaningful Use criteria.
- Clarifying the Meaningful Use Quality Measures, Life as a Healthcare CIO blog: Dr. Halamka outlines excellent implementation resources for Stage 1 ambulatory and hospital quality measures.
- AHIMA – the American Health Information Management Association – has a wealth of Meaningful Use Resources and be sure to read through their 8-part Meaningful Use white paper series.
- Certified HIT Product List (CHPL): This is the official “comprehensive listing of Complete EHRs and EHR Modules that have been tested and certified under the Temporary Certification Program” and it is maintained by the ONC.
- ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB): This site lists the current authorized organizations to perform complete EHR and/or EHR module testing and certification as outlined in the Standards and Certification Criteria Final Rule.
|Category / Type||Standards|
|Patient Summary Record|
|Electronic Submission of Lab Results to Public Agencies|
|Electronic Submission to Public Health Agencies for Surveillance or Reporting|
|Electronic Submission to Immunization Registries|
|Laboratory Test Results|
|Race and Ethnicity|
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