HIMSS Recommends that HHS Move the Start Date of the Requirements around Using 2015 Edition Certification Criteria

In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, HIMSS recommended moving the start date for the requirements around using the 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria to July 1, 2018, rather than January 1, 2018, to increase the likelihood that providers, vendors, and consultants have the necessary time to ensure products complete the certification process, are fully tested and implemented, and staff training and workflow adjustments are achieved to ensure safe, effective and efficient implementation and use of the 2015 Edition.