ONC Corrects EHR Certification Rule

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has withdrawn the proposed rule establishing a certification program for electronic health records software and replaced it with a corrected version.

ONC on March 2 placed the proposed rule on the Federal Register's public inspection desk, making it available for viewing before official publication. That version, FR Doc. 2010-04665, has been replaced with version FR Doc. 2010-4991, which will be officially published in the Federal Register on March 10. Publication will start the clock for public comment periods for the proposed temporary and permanent EHR testing and certification programs.

The public inspection site where the corrected version can be accessed is at federalregister.gov/Default.aspx.

--Joseph Goedert

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