AHIMA Comments on ONC EHR Reporting Program

2018-10-29 | American Health Information Management Assoc (AHIMA)

AHIMA submitted comments on the ONC's Request for Information (RFI) on the EHR Reporting Program. The 21st Century Cures Act requires HHS to establish the program, which will provide publicly available comparative information to end users on certified health IT.

In general, AHIMA recommended that ONC adopt a focused, incremental approach to developing the program and consolidate existing comparison resources in a centralized clearing clearinghouse that is user-friendly and in plain language when possible. AHIMA also recommended that the program include reporting criteria that reflects the entire lifecycle of a certified health IT product.