Following the revocation of two previously certified electronic health record products to be used as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., the national coordinator for health information technology, announced that the products do not meet standards and providers cannot use these products to meet the requirements of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive programs.
According to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services news release, EHRMagic-Ambulatory and EHRMagic-Inpatient, both developed by EHRMagic Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., no longer meet the EHR certification requirements. The EHRs must be certified by a certification body authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) before regaining certification.
“We and our certification bodies take complaints and our follow-up seriously. By revoking the certification of these EHR products, we are making sure that certified electronic health record products meet the requirements to protect patients and providers,” said Dr. Mostashari. “Because EHRMagic was unable to show that their EHR products met ONC’s certification requirements, their EHRs will no longer be certified under the ONC HIT Certification Program.”