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March 15, 2010
Public Policy Priority Health IT Standards & Interoperability
Statement Type Regulatory Comment

AMIA offers comments to ONC on Health Information Technology: Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology. AMIA finds absence of detail in the certification criteria and to include directions for testing will ensure that vendor systems integrate standards, specifications, and criteria in ways that provide validated cognitive and decision support to clinicians. Further comments include Certified EHR Technology need to include encryption capability; procurement of separate EHR Modules that are MU – qualifying systems. The importance of HIT cannot be overstated to enhance health care delivery.