Urban Institute and HealthTech Solutions team selected for ONC contract
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will establish comparison criteria for choosing an Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendor. ONC selected the Urban Institute to lead this program in partnership with HealthTech Solutions.
The EHR Reporting Program is mandated by Section 4002(c) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). The program will assist providers in evaluating the EHR products and compare the capabilities in a standardized format. This information will help healthcare providers select the best products and vendors to comply with various data reporting programs.
There was a formal Request for Information from the public posted in the Federal Register from August 27 – October 17, 2018. The comments will be considered by ONC while developing this program. There will be further efforts to survey a variety of providers based on type, location, setting, and current technology use.