Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology, 45 C.F.R. Part 170 ("Interim Final Rule") (eff. Feb. 12, 2010).
This interim final rule adopts an initial set of standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria, as required by section 3004(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act. It represents the first step in an incremental approach to adopting standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria to enhance the interoperability, functionality, utility, and security of health information technology and to support its meaningful use.
- NISTIR 7497, at 10.