The Office of the National Coordinator has announced a 30-day period, starting Feb. 8, for submission of requests from organizations wishing to become an ONC-Approved Accreditor under the permanent health information technology certification program.

Under the final rule published on Jan. 7, ONC will select one organization, called the ONC-Approved Accreditor (ONC-AA), which will accredit entities wishing to become a health I.T. certification body. The final rule details ONC's competitive process for selecting the ANC-AA. The chosen organization will serve a three-year term and can be reselected following another competitive selection process.

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