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HIMSS: Limit EHR Certifiers’ Role in HIT Safety Plan as Others More Appropriate

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  • February 07 2013, 12:22pm EST

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society supports much of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s proposed HIT safety plan, but in a comment letter offers additional ideas to enhance or clarify some of the provisions.

For instance, the organization is concerned that a provision to have ONC-Authorized Certification Bodies incorporate I.T. safety in post-market surveillance of certified electronic health records technology is too broad and the ACBs lack core competencies on safety.

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