ONC Proposal Aims to Address EHR Vendors' Concerns on Evolving Rules

Federal officials issued the first set of voluntary standards under a new process that will give companies that develop electronic health-record systems more notice about what requirements will be included in the federal rules governing their products.

Federal officials issued the first set of voluntary standards under a new process that will give companies that develop electronic health-record systems more notice about what requirements will be included in the federal rules governing their products.

HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued a proposed rule Friday intended to address criticisms that the agency hasn't been allowing healthcare providers and software vendors enough time to adapt to the evolving rules.

That lag time has already caused the CMS to push back some deadlines in its incentive program to get healthcare providers to adopt EHRs.

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Source: Modern Healthcare