Press Releases

EHNAC wants to keep you updated on our latest developments. Below you will find links to
a few of our most recent press releases, in addition to recent accreditation announcements from participating organizations.

If you have any questions or are interested in additional information about EHNAC and our accreditation programs, please contact:

Operations:

Debra C. Hopkinson R.N., MS
EHNAC Operations Vice President
860-408-1620
dhopkinson@EHNAC.org

Media Relations:

Dave Anderson
Anderson Interactive
678-401-2991
dave@andersoni.com


EHNAC is Proud to Celebrate National Health IT Week 2016

To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery in America, EHNAC and others across the U.S. have joined together to celebrate National Health Information Technology (NHIT) Week, September 26-30, 2016. Under the NHIT Week theme: One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and Care, EHNAC has a demonstrated commitment to ensuring […]

September 21, 2016

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NATE, DirectTrust and EHNAC Agree That Consumer Access to Data is Critical Next Step in the Future of Interoperable Health IT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2016) – On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE), DirectTrust and the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) – all organizations with a focus on the success of Direct secure messaging – joined together to talk about interoperability in healthcare. In a pre-conference […]

April 14, 2016

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EHNAC Collaborates with the Cooperative Exchange to Enhance the Accreditation Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  EHNAC Collaborates with the Cooperative Exchange to Enhance the Accreditation Process Discounted EHNAC accreditation fees offered for Cooperative Exchange member clearinghouses FARMINGTON, Conn. and BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – April 13, 2016 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, and Cooperative Exchange (CE), the National […]

April 13, 2016

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EHNAC Announces New Accreditation Program for Cloud-Enabled Service Providers

FIGmd, Inc.; HealthcarePays Network, LLC; and MedicaSoft first organizations to achieve accreditation   FARMINGTON, Conn. – February 10, 2016 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit, federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today that it has finalized the criteria for Cloud-Enabled Accreditation […]

February 10, 2016

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EHNAC and NH-ISAC Align Cybersecurity Prevention Efforts for Healthcare

The two organizations will collaborate to reduce growing threat of HIPAA breaches, incidents and cybersecurity attacks  FARMINGTON, Conn. and CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – January 26, 2016 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit, federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and the National Health […]

January 26, 2016

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EHNAC Accredits First Two Organizations for Data Registry Accreditation Program (DRAP)

Alpha II, LLC and FIGMD, Inc. data registries demonstrated excellence in privacy and security standards expected of all large-scale handlers of PHI

November 9, 2015

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EHNAC Releases 2016 Accreditation Criteria Versions for Public Review through Dec. 4

Standards-development organization calls for input from industry stakeholders on criteria for 16 upgraded and two new accreditation programs

October 7, 2015

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EHNAC Partners with the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA)

EHNAC discounts accreditation for HATA members to give practice management system vendor members a competitive advantage FARMINGTON, Conn. – October 6, 2015 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, and the Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) announce today a partnership to further efforts of ensuring a […]

October 6, 2015

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EHNAC and HBMA Partner to Offer Accreditation Program for Medical Billers

Joint accreditation program to establish a trust framework for medical billing organizations in the areas of privacy, security, confidentiality, cybersecurity, business best practices and technical operations LAS VEGAS – HBMA Fall Annual Conference – September 10, 2015 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) and the Healthcare Billing & Management Association (HBMA), announced today […]

September 10, 2015

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EHNAC Announces Development of Data Registry Accreditation Program

Accreditation program designed to establish a trust framework between data registries and other healthcare stakeholders

May 26, 2015

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EHNAC and DirectTrust to Conduct a Pilot of a PHR HIPAA Compliance Accreditation Program

Call for Beta Organization Participants Now Open FARMINGTON, Conn. – April 10, 2015 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, and DirectTrust, a non-profit trade alliance that advances secure, health information exchange via the Direct Protocol, announced today they […]

April 10, 2015

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4/30 Webinar: EHNAC, HATA and WEDI to Participate in Virtual Roundtable for Practice Management System and Electronic Health Record Vendors

Free April Webinar will Examine Tips from the Field on Achieving Competitive Advantage and Stakeholder Trust

March 30, 2015

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EHNAC submits comments on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap

On March 25, 2015, the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) submitted the following comments on ONC’s Interoperability Roadmap to Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services. EHNAC focused its comments on the commission’s core expertise – the accreditation process for […]

March 25, 2015

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4/28 Webinar: Building Blocks for a Successful, Sustainable Population Health Management Network

On April 28, leaders from EHNAC and HealthEC® will explore the ACO structure and address new reimbursement models based on the transparency around clinical performances.

March 24, 2015

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EHNAC Releases Final Criteria for Practice Management System Accreditation Program

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today the adoption of final criteria for its Practice Management System Accreditation Program (PMSAP).

March 16, 2015

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UPDATE: EHNAC Approved as a Certifier by DEA for E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Program (EPCSCP) demonstrates vendor electronic prescription or pharmacy application compliance with stringent industry regulations

January 27, 2015

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EHNAC Releases Updated 2015 Criteria Versions for 15 Accreditation Programs

FARMINGTON, Conn. – January 22, 2015 – The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today adoption of new program criteria versions for nearly all of the organization’s accreditation programs. Applicant candidates beginning the accreditation process in 2015 will adhere […]

January 22, 2015

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GE Healthcare and NextGen Healthcare First to Achieve EHNAC’s Practice Management System Accreditation

Organizations evaluated on key performance standards of quality, privacy and security, as well as PMS vendor ICD-10 readiness

January 20, 2015

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AHIP Webinar to Feature EHNAC Executive Director, Lee Barrett, on Managing Security and Privacy Risks of Today’s Health Exchange Models

Privacy, security and confidentiality of protected health information (PHI) must be considered along with Meaningful Use Stage 2 compliance

January 15, 2015

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Capital Clinical Integrated Network (CCIN) and HEALTHEC First to Achieve EHNAC’s Accountable Care Organization Accreditation

Organizations evaluated on key performance quality metrics within the ACO environment

December 18, 2014

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Criteria Released for Public Review and Comment for EHNAC’s Practice Management System Accreditation Program

Industry feedback desired for PMSAP during 60-day public review period through Feb. 10

December 9, 2014

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Criteria Released for Public Review and Comment for EHNAC’s Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Program

Industry feedback desired for ACOAP during 60-day public review period through Dec. 22

October 22, 2014

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EHNAC Releases 2015 Criteria Versions for Public Review through Dec. 1

Standards-development organization calls for input from industry stakeholders on 14 accreditation programs

October 7, 2014

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HATA Announces National Conference

Healthcare Administrative Technology Association offers Presentations that are crucial to every PMS Vendor LAGUNA, Calif. (September 25, 2014) – The Healthcare Administrative Technology Association (HATA) announced today the launch of their first National Conference to be held October 20th and 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Reston near Washington, DC. This meeting is in conjunction with the […]

September 25, 2014

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Free Virtual Discussion from EHNAC Explores How Practice Management System (PMS) Vendors Can Provide a Higher Standard of Quality, Privacy and Security

In a webinar setting, top influencers from MGMA, WEDI, HATA, NextGen and EHNAC will examine ways for PMS vendors to succeed in the constrictive, competitive landscape

September 11, 2014

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EHNAC Announces 2014 Final Criteria for HIE Accreditation Program

EHNAC announced today the adoption of new criteria for the Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program (HIEAP), including the Texas Health Services Authority’s (THSA) HIE state-level program that was released for review in March

August 4, 2014

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EHNAC Announces Accreditation Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Related IT Service Organizations

Two program betas will be evaluated on their ability to ensure a secure, high-quality and efficient exchange network

July 21, 2014

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EHNAC and WEDI Launch New Practice Management System Accreditation Program

Advisory Committee and PMS vendor pilot organizations named for accreditation program

July 15, 2014

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EHNAC-Hosted Free Webinar Examines Secure Data Movement in an Era of Value-Based Care

Panel Discussion Examines How the Direct Protocol Facilitates Care Coordination and Patient Engagement Efforts

May 6, 2014

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DirectTrust Surpasses ONC’s Secure HIE Specs, Earns Renewal

DirectTrust announces that its Cooperative Agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been renewed for a second full year

April 8, 2014

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EHNAC, in Partnership with the Texas Health Services Authority, Releases TX-HIE Accreditation Program Criteria for Public Review

Criteria available on ehnac.org for public comment March 24 through May 23

March 24, 2014

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WEDI and EHNAC Announce Intent to Accredit Practice Management System (PMS) Vendors

Accreditation Program to Create a Framework to Ensure a Common Level of System Functionality across the Industry

February 27, 2014

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EHNAC Appoints Five New Commissioners

Joining a team of 13 existing EHNAC commissioners from both private and public organizations, the five new commissioners to assist in the management and control of the Commission.

January 21, 2014

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EHNAC Releases Updated and Final 2014 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs

EHNAC Releases Updated and Final 2014 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs
New program criteria includes various enhancements and clarifications including further support of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule.

January 13, 2014

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WEDI Partners with EHNAC and DirectTrust.org to Accelerate the Adoption of Direct Health Information Exchange

Partnership strengthens accreditation program for HISPs, CAs and RAs to ensure privacy, security and trust in health information exchange

December 2, 2013

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EHNAC-hosted Industry Panel Examines Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Health Information Exchange

A Closer Look at HIE/HIO and the Direct Protocol: Exploring the Connection to Meaningful Use Stage 2 Implementation and Information Exchange

December 1, 2013

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EHNAC and the Texas Health Services Authority Partner to Develop Accreditation Standards for Health Information Exchange (HIE) Organizations Operating in the State of Texas

The accreditation program is being designed to improve HIE coverage and interoperability for all Texans and to provide a mechanism to establish trust in HIE.

October 15, 2013

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EHNAC Releases 2014 Criteria Versions for Public Review

Standards-development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders for accreditation programs

September 24, 2013

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EHNAC Releases Updated and Final 2013 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs

EHNAC Releases Updated and Final 2013 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs

August 21, 2013

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Kantara Initiative and EHNAC Collaborate to Further Industry Adoption of Trusted Information Sharing and Identity Systems

Health Care Credentialing and Data Security Leaders Will Work to Break Down the Silos of Non-Standard Authentication and Data Exchange

August 20, 2013

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First Vendors Achieve EHNAC Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation

Four organizations evaluated in interoperable, secure messaging using the Direct protocol

June 4, 2013

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New Criteria Versions Addressing the New Omnibus Rule Released for Public Review Through July 29, 2013

Standards development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders through July 29 on criteria for 12 existing and three new programs

May 29, 2013

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EHNAC to Host Direct Protocol Webinar May 30

Free webinar on May 30 at 1pm EDT to feature panel discussion on ways to identify and minimize PHI exposure risks

May 14, 2013

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EHNAC-DirectTrust Accreditation Program Advances with ONC Award to DirectTrust

Cooperative Agreement supports accreditation program for HISPs, CAs and RAs to ensure privacy, security and trust in identity of health information exchange

April 4, 2013

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EHNAC Releases 2013 Criteria for All Accreditation Programs

EHNAC Releases 11 Programs

January 17, 2013

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EHNAC to Host Industry Forum on Mitigating OCR Audit Risk Dec 10, 2012

Webinar to feature panel discussion on how organizations can prepare for anticipated wave of 2013 OCR audits in light of changing regulations

November 19, 2012

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EHNAC to Provide HISP Accreditation Program with DirectTrust.org

Accreditation will verify that Direct healthcare communications meet technical and legal standards for trust, security and privacy

November 13, 2012

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New Criteria Versions Released for Public Review Through Nov 25, 2012

Standards development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders on accreditation criteria for ten existing and two new programs

September 25, 2012

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EHNAC Establishes New Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances Certification Programs for Pharmacy & Prescribing Vendors

Third-party accreditation ensures EPCS vendor adherence to DEA regulations and industry-established standards for health information technology

September 13, 2012

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EHNAC to Host Webinar September 27 on the Role of MSOs in Meaningful Use and Mitigating Risk of PHI Disclosures

Webinar to feature panel discussion on healthcare facilities’ relationship with MSOs and identifying risk and exposure to PHI disclosures

August 28, 2012

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EHNAC Responds to ONC RFI on Governance of a Nationwide Health Information Network

Commission recommends further specificity and refinement of program, establishment of designated certification/accreditation bodies

July 24, 2012

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EHNAC Testifies at NCVHS Subcommittee on Standards Hearing

Panel discussion focuses on industry status and planning of administrative transaction standards, code sets and operating rules

July 12, 2012

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EHNAC to Host Webinar for Financial Institutions on PHI June 27

Webinar to feature panel discussion on identifying risk and exposure to PHI disclosures

May 31, 2012

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EHNAC Enhances Financial Services Accreditation Program

FSAP Program strengthens focus on risk and exposures of PHI while introducing new FSAP-Lockbox accreditation pricing model

April 18, 2012

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EHNAC Appoints Leblanc and Meisner Commissioners

EHNAC Appoints Luigi Leblanc and Deborah Meisner Commissioners

March 26, 2012

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Webcast Available for EHNAC HIE Industry Forum

Webcast and slides now available for download

February 16, 2012

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EHNAC to Host Industry Forum on HIEs 1/25/12

January 25, 2012 webinar to feature panel discussion on the current state of the HIE model and how to best utilize financial resources

December 19, 2011

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EHNAC ReleasesCriteria for 60 Day Public Review through 11/26/11

Standards development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders on accreditation criteria

September 26, 2011

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EHNAC Announces Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for Health Information Exchange Services (OSAP-HIE)

New accreditation program evaluates outsourced HIE vendors against high standards of quality in handling protected health information (PHI)

August 22, 2011

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EHNAC to Host Financial Services Industry Forum on Health Data Privacy and Security

June 15 webinar to feature panel discussion of strategies for financial organizations to mitigate risk of protected health information (PHI) disclosure

May 23, 2011

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EHNAC Announces First Accreditations for MSOAP and HNAP-70

D’Souza & Associates, Inc. is first to achieve accreditation for two of EHNAC’s newest accreditation programs

May 10, 2011

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EHNAC Announces Accreditation of First Medical Biller

Accreditation ensures that Sourcenet adheres to health data processing standards and compliance with security infrastructure and integrity requirements

March 14, 2011

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EHNAC Announces 2011 Criteria for Accreditation Programs

EHNAC announced today the adoption of new program criteria for 2011.

January 18, 2011

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EHNAC Announces Finalized Criteria for the Health Information Exchange Accreditation Program

Third-party accreditation ensures HIE adherence to industry-established standards for health information technology (HIT)

October 19, 2010

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EHNAC Announces Management Service Organization Accreditation Program for Maryland

Third-party accreditation ensures MSO adherence to industry-established standards for electronic healthcare transactions

September 14, 2010

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Healthcare and Financial Leaders Collaborate on Industry White Paper

Document addresses strategies for financial institutions to overcome the inherent compliance challenges of the HITECH Act and HIPAA

August 16, 2010

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EHNAC Accredits First Health Information Exchange (HIE) Organizatio

HIE accreditation assures Utah Health Information Network complies with industry standards for health data processing and security

August 2, 2010

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EHNAC Announces Second Phase of HIE Public Review Period

Public review period lasts from June 10 to August 13, 2010

June 11, 2010

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EHNAC Proposes Changes to Strengthen ONC’s Draft Certification Rules

Commission recommends voluntary certification programs for testing and certifying HIT and becoming the accreditation entity for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

May 24, 2010

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EHNAC Appoints Four New Commissioners

Klein, Price, Root and Whicker join diverse cross-section of industry stakeholders

April 27, 2010

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EHNAC Announces Application Service Provider Accreditation Program for Electronic Health Records (ASPAP-EHR)

Standards development organization seeks candidate application service providers for beta testing of new accreditation program

April 19, 2010

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EHNAC’s HIE Accreditation Criteria to Begin Public Review

Standards development organization announces crucial step toward developing a health information exchange accreditation program

February 22, 2010

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EHNAC Releases 2010 Criteria for Accreditation Programs

Enhanced Criteria for Nine Programs

January 18, 2010

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EHNAC Releases Legislative Crosswalks for 2009 and 2010 Accreditation Programs

New Matrices Outline Synergies and Gaps within Existing Criteria

November 30, 2009

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Financial Services Current State in Healthcare White Paper Now Available

Analysis document developed jointly by EHNAC and WEDI

November 16, 2009

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EHNAC Seeks Public Review and Comment of the New Criteria for Each of its Accreditation Programs

Standards development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders on accreditation criteria

October 1, 2009

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EHNAC Announces Outsourced Services Accreditation Program

Introduced to improve efficiency and elevate quality of service for vendors who perform outsourcing functions

September 21, 2009

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EHNAC Announces Legislative Crosswalk Initiative

Effort to identify synergies and gaps between accreditation programs and current healthcare reform legislation

August 18, 2009

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EHNAC Executive Director to Present at Upcoming TAWPI Educational Sessions

Lee Barrett to Host Panels Covering the State-level Perspectives of HITECH Act; Privacy and Security in Healthcare

July 20, 2009

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EHNAC and WEDI Announce Collaboration to Develop Financial Services Healthcare Current State Report

Industry white papers address challenge of health data privacy and security in financial services

May 13, 2009

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EHNAC Launches Industry’s Only Accreditation Program for Third-Party Administrators

Allied Benefit Systems, Inc. Becomes First to be Accredited with HNAP-TPA Designation

April 13, 2009

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EHNAC Hosts HIE Accreditation Workgroup for Criteria Development

EHNAC to host open workgroup on January 13th

January 13, 2009

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EHNAC Releases New Criteria for Five Accreditation Programs

EHNAC announced today the adoption of five new versions of program criteria

January 12, 2009

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EHNAC Seeks Public Review and Comment of New Criteria for Five Programs

Standards development organization solicits input from industry stakeholders on accreditation criteria

October 1, 2008

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EHNAC to Develop HIE Accreditation Program

Standards development organization will focus on privacy, technical performance and efficiency of business practices

August 18, 2008

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EHNAC HIE Accreditation Forum

EHNAC public forum at WEDI meeting postponed until further notice

May 16, 2008

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