HIMSS Position Statement on Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria Final Rule

"The HITECH provisions in ARRA required the Secretary of HHS to develop and adopt certification criteria and specify the related standards and implementation specifications that certified EHR technology will need to include in order to, at a minimum, support the achievement of Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1 by eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and/or critical access hospitals under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’ EHR Incentive Programs."