HIMSS' Electronic Health Record Association Opposes EHR Vendor Fee

The Health Information and Management Systems Society Electronic Health Record Association announced that it does not support the user fee for electronic health record vendors included in President Obama's proposed 2014 budget, according to a HIMSS EHRA statement.  

According to the association, EHR developers are already devoting extensive resources to the successful implementation of the EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program. They are also incurring significant fees associated with EHR product certification.

The association also suggests HHS evaluate whether all requirements in the meaningful use program and the associated certification activities are consistent with available federal and industry resources, and then streamline where appropriate, according to the statement.

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