EHR vendor loses ONC certification for two of its records systems

200px-US-DeptOfHHS-Logo.svgThis week health care organizations were startled and not a little concerned to learn of the ONC’s unprecedented action with regards to a California health software company.  The agency is decertifying electronic health records systems which initially met ONC requirements for certification.

Via Modern Healthcare:

For the first time, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS has revoked certifications for two electronic health-record systems, raising troubling questions about how physicians and hospitals should react if the government nixes a system they’re already using.

Federal officials require that doctors and hospitals use certified EHR systems in order to receive federal money to defray the cost of converting to EHRs. But on Thursday, the ONC said it decided to revoke certifications for two products on the market after anonymous complaints were lodged about the systems.

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