EHR Certification

EHR Certification 2014—Darwinian Implications?

by Jerome Carter on September 17, 2012 · 2 comments

The final EHR certification criteria for 2014 were released a few weeks ago, and I am surprised by how many of the more forward-thinking proposals made it into the final set.  The proposed criteria, released in March, contained suggestions that I thought were good ideas (e.g., usability testing, price transparency, and data portability requirements), but […]


The newly proposed rules for EHR certification, referred to by ONC as Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition, contains a few pleasant surprises that bode well for EHR users.   There are provider-friendly changes in how CEHRT is defined; a new security requirement that may help with data breaches; and comments on data […]


Technical Safeguards in Certified EHRs

by Jerome Carter on February 13, 2012 · 2 comments

As someone starting a new software development project, I have a keen interest in ensuring that my product does not create HIPAA headaches for users.  Complying with the Security Rule’s technical safeguards seemed like a good start, so I decided to review their implementation specifications while developing security requirements. The technical safeguards are covered in sections 164.312(a)-(e).   They […]