AMIA Comments on EHR Certification and Meaningful Use to the HIT Policy Committee

July 16, 2009

AMIA comments on the HIT Policy Committee Certification/Adoption Workgroup Hearings concerning EHR Certification and Meaningful Use. AMIA strongly believes that EHR implementation success requires a mix of organizational, behavioral, cognitive, and social factors in addition to the technology itself, and offers recommendations. Recommendations include quality and performance measurements, improvements and more attention on the EHR product certification program and implementation, greater focus on process and care improvement, etc.