Selecting a Certified EHR

Why is it important to only consider certified EHRs?

Use of a certified EHR system is a requirement for participation in the CMS EHR Incentive Program.  The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in the US Department of Health and Human Services has authorized six entities to test and certify EHRs.  Certification assures health care providers that the EHR technology they adopt includes the capabilities they will need to participate in the CMS EHR Incentive Program.

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