I have had several discussions recently asking "why aren't more developers certifying for 2015 Edition" and I thought I would explore this subject and give some reasons why developers should stop waiting and start on 2015 Edition work. I have written multiple times about the slow rollout of 2015 Edition certified products so I don't find the current situation surprising. In fact, I think there are two key reasons for this. 1. The CMS habit of changing requirements. Regulatory
With the launch of 2015 Edition certification testing back in April 2016, we are now nearing the two year mark of this 2015 Edition certification period in health IT. With the new year here, it would be a good time to take a fresh look at what is currently certified on the CHPL for 2015 Edition. Over the years, I have tracked the state of EHR certification at various points to give us some historical perspective, and I want to see where we stand and perhaps guess at where we
A few weeks ago ONC announced a major change in their testing and certification process. They introduced “self-declaration” as a method for ONC-ATLs to accept test results for over half of the criteria in 2015 Edition, and ONC announced a scaling back on their focus on randomized surveillance. It has generated significant conversation, including notable criticism by some. My thoughts on what they got right, what they got wrong, and what people are overlooking. What They Got R
A few weeks ago, ONC made some nice enhancements to their CHPL. They have added specific pages for listing decertification (not the pages a developer wants to be on) and also finally adds some downloadable CSV delimited files for showing all certified products (under the Resources tab). Previously, you could only get the full list via a XML file which was not easy for human reading, and this is a much improved . Their list serv notification is copied below. NEW Certified Heal
In March of this year, ONC released perhaps is most expansive and program-altering proposed rule since its initial certification ruling called Enhanced Oversight and Accountability. It is currently under OMB review leading to the assumption it will be out near/around October 1st. The proposed rule address three areas. Two are low impact, but it is the third, ONC Direct Review, which will be a game changer.
Proposal #1: Establishing ONC-ATLs
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