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§170.102 Definitions.

For the purposes of this part:

Certification criteria means criteria:

(1) To establish that health information technology meets applicable standards and implementation specifications adopted by the Secretary; or

(2) That are used to test and certify that health information technology includes required capabilities.

Certified EHR Technology means a Complete EHR or a combination of EHR Modules, each of which:

(1) Meets the requirements included in the definition of a Qualified EHR; and

(2) Has been tested and certified in accordance with the certification program established by the National Coordinator as having met all applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary.

Complete EHR means EHR technology that has been developed to meet all applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary.

Disclosure means the release, transfer, provision of access to, or divulging in any other manner of information outside the entity holding the information. EHR Module means any service, component, or combination thereof that can meet the requirements of at least one certification criterion adopted by the Secretary. Implementation specification means specific requirements or instructions for implementing a Standard.

Qualified EHR means an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that:

(1) Includes patient demographic and clinical health information, such as medical history and problem lists; and

(2) Has the capacity:

(i) To provide clinical decision support;

(ii) To support physician order entry;

(iii) To capture and query information relevant to health care quality; and

(iv) To exchange electronic health information with, and integrate such information from other sources.

Standard means a technical, functional, or performance-based rule, condition, requirement, or specification that stipulates instructions, fields, codes, data, materials, characteristics, or actions.

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