The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS has named two more organizations as authorized testing and certification bodies.
ONC names two new certifying bodies
They are ICSA Labs, Mechanicsburg, Pa., and SLI Global Solutions, Denver. Both organizations are now eligible to certify electronic health-record systems as well as modules of those systems as capable of letting a healthcare provider meet the meaningful-use criteria and qualify for IT incentive payments under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The ONC has now deemed five organizations capable of performing EHR testing and certification under the federal incentive program.
According to ONC head David Blumenthal, more than 130 EHR systems and modules have been tested and certified since Sept. 3, when the first two certification bodies received ONC approval.
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