The Secretary of Health and Human Services should consider creating information technology certification programs beyond those being adopted for complete electronic health records systems and EHR modules, according to the Electronic Health Network Accreditation Commission.

Farmington, Conn.-based EHNAC, which certifies transactions processors for meeting specific performance criteria, in a comment letter makes the case for certification of other I.T. services. These could include claims clearinghouses and value-added networks, financial services, electronic prescribing, and health information exchanges, among others.

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