The last of three HITECH related regulations was released by HHS on March 2 - the NPRM on Certification. It's 184 pages and will soon be published in the Federal Register.
Its major feature is that it creates two certification processes - a temporary one to ensure there is a path to certification in time for Stage 1 of Meaningful Use and a more permanent one.
My sense is that ONC consulted NIST and realized that the time to set up a comprehensive multi-organizational certification process would take until late 2010, giving no time for products to be certified before the Stage 1 Meaningful Use funding milestone (January 2011)
Here's a brief overview of the Certification NPRM from the FAQ Section of the HHS IT Website.
As I've posted for the other regulations, here's a bookmarked version of the NPRM on Certification. Thanks to Michelle Wood for this one.
Robin Raiford completed a bookmarked version of the NPRM on Certification as published in the Federal Register. Thanks for all your effort!
John, The ONC website has a great overview of the regs, a FAQ, as well as the proposed rule http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&mode=2&objID=1746
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