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HIMSS EHR Association Statements and Positions

As part of the HIMSS EHR Association commitment to contributing a unique voice to the healthcare industry, the group provides a comment on topical industry issues. These statements are provided in the interests clarifying EHR Association perspective, and not intended to be definitive within the industry.

EHR Association Responds to ONC's Request for Input on the 10-Year Interoperability Roadmap (September 2014)

EHRA Response to CMS' Proposed Rule on Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule (September 2014)

EHRA Cypress Letter (August 2014)

EHR Association Responds to Senate Finance Committee Request re Healthcare Data Sharing (August 2014)

EHR Association Responds to House Committee on Energy and Commerce White Paper, "A Path to 21st Century Cures" (July 2014) 

EHR Association Responds to ONC and CMS on Proposed Rule to Add Flexibility to the 2014 Meaningful Use Program (July 2014)

EHR Association Submits Response to FDASIA Report, A Proposed Strategy and Recommendations for a Risk-Based Framework (July 2014) 

EHR Association Responds to JASON Report on "A Robust Health Data Infrastructure" (July 2014)

EHR Association Comments on Proposed IPPS Rule to Align Quality Measure Programs (July 2014)

EHRA Testimony for May 7 2014 Certification Hearing

EHR Association Responds to Unexpected Changes to Meaningful Use FAQs from CMS (July 2014)

Electronic Health Record Association Responds to ONC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Voluntary 2015 Edition Electronic Health Record (EHR) Certification Criteria; Interoperability Updates and Regulatory Improvements (April 22, 2014)

EHR Association Provides Guidance on MU2 Secure Transport (January, 2014) 

EHRA QRDA Letter (November 22, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to Congressional Proposal to Permanently Repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula Payment System (November 12, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to FDASIA Recommendations on Health IT Regulation (November 6, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to CMS Physician Fee Schedule NPRM (September 5, 2013)

CQM Development Timelines (September 5, 2013) 

EHR Association Responds to FDASIA RFC on the Development of a Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for Health Information Technology (June 30, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to CMS IPPS Proposed Rule (June 25, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to Proposed Changes to Stark Anti-Kickback Regulations (June 10, 2013)

EHR Association Responses to RFI on Advancing Interoperability and Healthcare Information Exchange (April 2013)

EHR Association Responds to Senators' White Paper, "Reboot: Re-examining the Strategies Needed to Successfully Adopt Health IT - April 2013

EHR Association Responds to Proposed EHR User Fee (April 10, 2013)

EHR Association Responds to the CMS RFI on Readiness for Electronic Quality Reporting (February 2013)

EHR Association Responds to ONC Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan for Public Comment (February 2013)

EHR Association Responds to RFC Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) (January 2013)

EHR Association Responds to the AHRQ RFI on Quality Measurement Enabled by Health IT (September 2012) - PDF

EHR Association Comments on the QDM and Style Guide (July 2012) - PDF

EHR Association Letter on Stage 2 Timelines (July 2012) - PDF

EHR Association Responds to ONC Request for Information on NwHIN Governance (June 2012) - PDF

The EHR Association Responds to the ONC NPRM on Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification Criteria (May 2012) - PDF

The EHR Association Responds to the CMS NPRM on the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program Stage 2 (May 2012) - PDF

EHR Association Responds to Health Affairs Study and New York Times Article on Health IT and Increased Physician Ordering (March 2012) - PDF

The EHR Association Publishes Patient Safety Statement of Commitment (February 2012) - PDF

The EHR Association Offers Comments on MAP/CQM (January 2012) - PDF

EHR Association Members' Implementation Experience with NwHIN Exchange Specifications Shared with the ONC Health IT Steering Committee (December 2011) - PDF

The EHR Association Comments on the NIST EUP (November 2011) - PDF

EHR Association Response to FDA Draft Guidance for Mobile Medical Applications (October 2011) - PDF

The EHR Association Comments on the Health IT Standards Committee NwHIN Power Team Evaluation and Draft Recommendations (September 2011) - PDF

The EHR Association Comments on the ANPRM for Metadata (September 2011) - PDF

Accounting for Disclosures Public Comments (August 2011) - PDF

EHR Association Response - PCAST Report (January 2011) - PDF

EHR Association Testimony House Ways & Means Committee - Meaningful Use (July 2010) - PDF

EHR Association Response - NHIN Direct "IHE Concrete Implementation" (June 2010) - PDF

EHR Association Response - ONC HITECH Initial Set IFR (March 2010) - PDF

EHR Association Response - CMS NPRM on Meaningful Use (March 2010) - PDF

 

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I have only ever practiced in an automated medical environment. I never missed a patient record in 20 years, it was always there because it was an electronic record system. It reminded me when I did something wrong, checked for drug interactions, and I don't know what it's like to practice without that so I have seen the future.

-Don Berwick, MD, Former Administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services