Comment on FR Doc # 2012-04430

This is a Comment on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Proposed Rule: Health Information Technology; Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria: Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition

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Re: Health Information Technology: Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 2014 Edition; Revisions to the Permanent Certification Program for Health Information Technology

Attention File Code RIN 0991–AB82

Dear Dr. Mostashari:

GE Healthcare (GEHC) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the proposed rule on the 2014 Edition EHR Standards and Certification Criteria Proposed Rule. GE Healthcare provides medical technologies and services shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services helps our customers deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost.

GEHC’s healthcare information technology (HIT) products cover a broad span of clinical, administrative, and financial applications serving customers who range from small physician practices to large enterprises and integrated delivery networks. Our electronic health record (EHR) products and related technologies, including imaging IT, are especially relevant to these comments, and to the HITECH Act. Our electronic health record (EHR) products and related technologies, including imaging IT, are especially relevant to these comments, and to the HITECH Act.

We appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that went into development of this proposed rule. We especially appreciate the clear and effective efforts by ONC to listen to and respond to industry feedback on Stage 1 of the EHR Incentive Program and initial suggestions for Stage 2. Our letter includes overall comments and the attachment provides detailed recommendations on proposed certification criteria, standards, changes to the certification program and policy issues.

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GEHC ONC MU2 Comments RIN 099�AB82 Letter May 6 2012 Final

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GEHC ONC MU2 NPRM Comments RIN 0991�AB82 5 6 2012 Final

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Comment Period Closed
May 7 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: HHS-OS-2012-0004-0226
Tracking Number: 81005fe8

Document Information

Date Posted: May 7, 2012
RIN: 0991-AB82
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Submitter Information

Submitter Name: Mark Segal
Organization Name: GE Healthcare