ONC Announces New Certified HIT Mark

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced its new Certified HIT Mark, similar to the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The Certified HIT Mark provides a way for consumers to feel confident at a glance that “the HIT meets all applicable requirements under the ONC HIT Certification Program.”

The ONC Certification Program ensures that electronic health record technologies meet the standards and certification criteria adopted by HHS to help providers and hospitals achieve Meaningful Use objectives and measures under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  Additional information from the ONC about the standards and certification criteria, certified health IT product list, and the health IT certification program may be found here.

Leave a reply. Please note that although this blog may be helpful in informing clients and others who have an interest in information privacy and security, it is not intended to be legal advice. The information on this blog also should not be relied upon to form an attorney-client relationship.

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