ONC yanks certification for two EHR products

ONC yanks certification for two EHR products

48 eligible professionals must find new EHRs if they wish to stay with MU

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Wednesday that two pieces of electronic health record software have had their certifications revoked, meaning providers can no longer use them to attest to meaningful use.

While they had previously been certified as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, two versions of SkyCare 4.2, an EHR developed by Platinum Health Information Systems, have had their certifications “terminated,” according to ONC.

The reason? Failure to respond to requests for routine surveillance by Infogard Laboratories, the ONC Authorized Certification Body that had first given the meaningful use imprimatur to the SkyCare tools.

InfoGard “proactively initiated surveillance activities with Platinum Health,” according to an ONC news release, but despite these “good faith efforts,” the company didn’t respond.

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