HHS Pulls EHRMagic Certification

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | April 26, 2013

Hospital officials were divided in their reactions to news late Thursday that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services had revoked the certification of two electronic health record systems for failure to meet the standards of the Meaningful Use incentive program.

According to an announcement from HHS, EHRMagic-Ambulatory and EHRMagic-Inpatient, both developed by EHRMagic, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., do not meet required functionality. Providers can't use the tools to meet the requirements of the Meaningful Use program and, according to the HHS, "should not have passed certification."

Edward Marx (right), a FierceHealthIT Editorial Advisory Board member and vice president and CIO at Texas Health Resources in North Texas, told FierceEMR via email that he likes the news, as it shows the program is about accountability and integrity.