The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is pleased to announce that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has been approved as the ONC-AA for the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology (Permanent Certification Program). The ONC-AA will accredit organizations to certify electronic health record technology and perform other responsibilities under the Permanent Certification Program. Approval of the ONC-AA is one of the initial steps in the implementation of the Permanent Certification Program, which is anticipated to replace the Temporary Certification Program for Health Information Technology in 2012.
For more information about the Permanent Certification Program, please review the final rule entitled "Establishment of the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology" (76 FR 1262, Jan. 7, 2011).
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