[color=#16588b]resources available on standards and certification nprm; check out the public comment template
on march 7, 2012, the office of the national coordinator for health information technology (onc) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (nprm) that proposed revisions to the initial set of standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria adopted in a 2010 final rule. the 2014 edition ehr certification criteria were jointly proposed with the centers for medicare & medicaid services' (cms) nprm on the ehr incentive programs - which provides incentive payments to eligible health care providers that adopt certified ehr technology (cehrt) and susequently demonstrate "meaningful use."
public comments will be accepted through monday, may 7, 2012. onc will take into consideration all timely public comments as it develops a final rule, which we anticipate publishing this summer. we encourage commenters to submit comments electronically at [color=#c98f33]regulations.gov. to enhance public participation in the rulemaking process, onc has made available on its website [color=#c98f33]healthit.gov a copy of the rule in microsoft word format and is piloting a "public comment template" meant to provide the public with a simple and organized way to submit comments.
on friday, march 30, 2012 at 12 p.m. edt, nehc's series on the recently-released proposed rules will continue with steven posnack, director of the federal policy division at the office of the national coordinator for health it. posnack will give an overview of the new standards and certification requirements for electronic health records, including the requirement that ehrs be able to support direct project protocols and smtp and smime secure messaging standards.
please note that the nehc webinar platform has the capacity for 1,000 attendees. please log in early. if the webinar is full, you can call-in using the information in your confirmation email and download slides from the [color=#c98f33]program webpage, on the nehc website to follow along in real time.