A proposal for the 2015 Edition of electronic health record technology certification criteria was published today in the Federal Register by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Speaking at a HIMSS14 panel session, ONC's Federal Policy Division Director Steve Posnack said it has been about two years since there was proposed rulemaking for EHR technology certification criteria. However, that's about to change with the 2015 Edition, which signals a new approach. 

Going forward, ONC intends to update certification criteria editions every 12 to 18 months in order to provide smaller, more incremental regulatory changes and policy proposals.

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