EMR Certification (also called EHR certification) of electronic medical records or electronic health records is required for any vendor to be listed in the ONC Certified HIT Product List. We provide assistance on the certification process.
Almost everyone who studies the problem agrees that longitudinal health records are beneficial, but as I look into how HHS is hoping to do this, there are gaps that aren't being addressed.
Physicians and hospitals each have a list of objectives to qualify for subsidies. For physicians, the goals include: Incorporate at least 50 percent of all lab tests in the electronic medical record (EM). Use the EMR to send preventive care reminders to at least half of all patients over age 50. Record and chart vital [...]