October 22, 2017

With President Trump’s directive to slash federal regs, could regulations related to Certified EHR Technology (CEHRT) be on the chopping block? 

by Kathie McDonald-McClure 

On October 14, 2016, the HHS Office of National Coordinator (ONC) published a Final Rule wherein ONC enhanced its oversight over the electronic health records (EHR) certification process and holds health information technology (health IT) developers more accountable for the performance, reliability and safety of health IT.  As reported in a Forbes article by Neil Versel (health IT contributing reporter and blogger), “a coalition of healthcare providers, payers, employers and patient groups called Health IT Now sent [HHS Secretary] Price a letter arguing that ONC exceeded its authority.” See Why The HHS Health IT Office Could Be On Trump’s Chopping Block,” by Neil Versel, Forbes, March 14, 2017.