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EHNAC Releases New 2022 Accreditation Criteria Versions for Public Review through November 29

September 27, 2021 GMT
Significant updates include new interoperability and information blocking program criteria; new program KPI requirementsFARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit ...
Significant updates include new interoperability and information blocking program criteria; new program KPI requirementsFARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit ...
Significant updates include new interoperability and information blocking program criteria; new program KPI requirementsFARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit ...

Significant updates include new interoperability and information blocking program criteria; new program KPI requirements

FARMINGTON, CT / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, today announced that it has posted new versions of program criteria for its 20 accreditation programs for public review. The open process for adopting criteria will commence on September 27, 2021 and end on November 29, 2021.

Key updates to the 2022 criteria include the addition of new interoperability and information blocking criteria across key related EHNAC accreditation programs, along with updates to the Trusted Dynamic Registration and Authentication Accreditation Programs (TDRAAP) to include recommended best practices to implement provisions of the CMS Interoperability and Member Access Rule. Additionally, in an effort to provide the industry with the ability to understand the most important measurement points and factors, KPI (key performance indicator) requirements have also been added as a component to most all programs.

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As the healthcare industry continues to implement the interoperable exchange of health data under 21st Century Cures, TDRAAP has been updated to align with the CARIN Alliance App Registration Implementation Guide recommendations. Released earlier this year, TDRAAP Basic and TDRAAP Comprehensive, were designed to help healthcare organizations demonstrate their ability to use trusted digital certificates for endpoint identity, registration, authentication and attribute discovery for electronic healthcare transactions using FHIR in real-time.

The 20 enhanced criteria programs and the new version numbers associated include:

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Visit www.ehnac.org for more details or to review the latest EHNAC criteria and submit feedback during this comment period through the Criteria Comment Form.

The EHNAC criteria for each of its accreditation programs sets the foundational requirements for measuring an organization’s ability to meet/align with federal and state healthcare reform mandates such as HIPAA/HITECH, 21st Century Cures Act, TEFCA and other mandates and best practices like NIST, for health care organizations focusing on the areas of privacy, security, cybersecurity, breach handling, confidentiality, best practices, procedures and assets. Visit www.ehnac.org for more details.

1OSAP includes 10 different accreditation programs tailored for Accountable Care Organization Technology Service Providers; Call Centers; Data Centers; DRP Facilities; Health Information Exchange Technology Service Providers; Media Storage; Network Administrators; Printing; Product Development; and Scanning.

2 Indicates program includes Information Blocking criteria

3 Indicates program includes Interoperability criteria

* Indicates program is available with either EHNAC or HITRUST CSF Privacy and Security criteria

** Indicates program does NOT include KPI requirements

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include accountable care organizations, data registries, electronic health networks, EPCS vendors, e-prescribing solution providers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, health information service providers, management service organizations, medical billers, outsourced service providers, payers, practice management system vendors, third-party administrators and trusted networks. The Commission is an authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, making it the only organization with the ability to provide both EHNAC accreditation and HITRUST CSF certification.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org, contact info@ehnac.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Tom Testa, Anderson Interactive

617-872-0184

tom@andersoni.com

Debra Hopkinson, EHNAC

860-408-1620

dhopkinson@ehnac.org

SOURCE: Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC)

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