The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body based in Farmington, Conn., has announced the adoption of program criteria for 2010.
Concluding a 60-day public comment period, EHNAC has finalized and adopted the enhanced criteria versions for the following programs:
- ASPAP-EHR – Application Service Provider Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Records
- ePAP – e-Prescribing Accreditation Program
- FSAP EHN – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks
- FSAP Lockbox – Financial Services Accreditation Program for Lockbox Services
- HNAP EHN – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Networks
- HNAP Medical Biller – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for Medical Billers
- HNAP TPA – Healthcare Network Accreditation Program for TPAs
- HNAP-70 – Healthcare Network Accreditation Plus Select SAS 70 Criteria Program
- OSAP – Outsourced Services Accreditation Program
EHNAC has also developed a separate set of draft criteria related to the HITECH Act that will be incorporated into each program’s criteria when federal regulations are finalized. The organization is in the process of developing draft criteria for Health Information Exchange (HIE) entities that is expected to be released for 60-day public comment and review in February 2010 and finalized during the second quarter 2010.