ONC offers 'corrections and clarifications' of 2015 Final Rule

Irons out confusion in voluminous certification criteria
By Mike Miliard
10:20 AM
Man holding large pile of binders

In order to 'eliminate confusion and ambiguity' in its 500-plus page 2015 Edition EHR certification criteria, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has added corrections to the Federal Register to help vendors better understand the final rule.

The notice corrects cross-references and citation omissions and gives further clarification for the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria, 2015 Edition Base Electronic Health Record Definition and ONC Health IT Certification Program Modifications first published in October, according to ONC.

Read the new clarifications here.

Read a helpful summation of the The ONC 2015 Certification Rule by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, here.