As the federal government establishes certification programs for electronic health records systems, it also should certify other systems, such as personal health records products, standards development organization Health Level Seven International recommends.
In a comment letter on the proposed EHR certification rule, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based HL7 notes it has created functional guidelines for multiple types of EHRs including well as PHRs. In the proposed rule, federal officials asked whether health information technology systems other than EHRs should be certified. In addition to certifying PHRs, HL7 recommends "interoperability of EHR systems across the continuum of care be certified."
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Health Data Management content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access