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May 10, 2010

Statement Type Regulatory Comment
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AMIA comments on the proposed establishment of the Certification Programs for health information technology (HIT). AMIA agrees with the distinction between “testing” and “certification,” and support the use of the International Organization for Standard (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) ISO/IEC Guides to structure how testing, certification, and accreditation are to be conducted. ONC – ACBs would only be permitted to certify Complete EHRs that have been tested by a NVLAP – accredited testing laboratory.