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HIMSS Electronic Health Record Association Reaches Out to Key Stakeholders on 'Meaningful Use' of Certified EHRs
Date:5/22/2009

d Medicaid Services (CMS). Visit the Association's Web site at http://www.himssehra.org/ASP/statements.asp to find these recommendations.

The HIMSS EHR Association, chartered in 2004, provides leadership for the electronic health record community and their customers in the harmonization of HIT standards, the EHR certification process, standards-based healthcare interoperability, and performance and quality measures. The Association and its member companies have participated in all of these initiatives over the years, contributing extensive experience in the development and deployment of EHRs. EHR Association executives speak with a unified voice to represent member companies and their customers, and have supported codification of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and a multi-stakeholder approach to standards and certification.

"It is truly gratifying that our Association is being called on to provide insights into the potential impacts of ARRA and to make recommendations on 'meaningful use' criteria," said Andy Ury, MD, EHR Association Vice Chair. "An approach that builds on the solid work already done by HITSP, CCHIT and the EHR development community is important not only to enable EHR software providers to manage their development cycles, but even more importantly, to help the clinicians using EHRs whose business is patient care, not information technology," Dr. Ury concluded.

About HIMSS EHR Association

The HIMSS EHR Association is a trade association of electronic health record (EHR) companies that join together to lead the health IT industry in the accelerated adoption of electronic health records in hospital and ambulatory care settings in the U.S. The Association provides a leadership forum for the EHR soft
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