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EHNAC Offering Accreditation for EHR Service Providers

April 22, 2009
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The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body based in Farmington, Conn., has developed a new accreditation program for application service providers for EHRs.

The Application Service Provider Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Records (ASPAP-EHR) will evaluate companies providing ASP-format EHRs against specific criteria, including privacy and confidentiality, technical performance, business processes, resources and security, says the Commission.

EHNAC hopes to begin testing this summer and is currently seeking qualified organizations interested in participating as beta sites for the ASPAP-EHR program as well as the organization’s health information exchange accreditation program, both of which are scheduled to fully launch in January of 2010. To review draft criteria or inquire about participating in beta testing, visit the EHNAC Web site or send an email to info@ehnac.org.

Parties are invited to provide opinions, comments and suggestions of the new program criteria versions proposed for adoption. The comment period will last 60 days, and is expected to run from August 14 to October 12.

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