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Certified EHR Technology

Author | Date April 25, 2012

Certified EHR Technology: EHR technology that meets the functional requirements set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. EHR systems must be certified in order to assist a provider or hospital in achieving meaningful use.

Certification of EHR technology is performed by the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS). Certified EHR technology must meet the standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria adopted by the HHS secretary.

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