The 21st Century Cures Act mandated the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create the new EHR Reporting Program to provide publicly available comparative information about certified health IT products. The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC-HIT) contracted with the Urban Institute to convene stakeholders to develop the criteria that developers will have to report on for the program. This spring, they are publishing the draft version of the reporting criteria.
This session will provide audience members with a background and update on the progress so far, including what the team heard from stakeholders about their information needs, and will describe the draft criteria. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide immediate reactions, and will learn how to find the draft criteria online to provide detailed feedback to help finalize the criteria.
Describe the 21st Century Cures Act mandate for an EHR Reporting Program.
Explain stakeholder engagement results and processes used to develop the draft criteria.
Review sample draft criteria and provide feedback on potential reporting mechanisms.