Since LibreEHR is a heavily used in the US I am frequently asked about this. We chose at the start of the project NOT to give MU any focus, due in part to the status of the code, cost of meeting the criteria, political climate and the general unhappiness providers about the extra staff effort to do this.
The testing process is onerous. I ran the MU-1 project (successfully) and the first 1/2 MU-2 project for OpenEMR, which as you can see from the post below is STILL not certified, even with herculean effort on the teams part.
MU2 Update: The “Certification Body Review” application was submitted to ONC on 12/14/2016, and we just got a reply today that 5 items have issues that need to be addressed. Although it’s not good news, it’s definitely not bad news since there are really just 2 central issues to address(ie. we are really close and there are no showstoppers):
- Several fixes need to be done in the ccda reports.
- A server time fix. I don’t have a estimated time to completion yet, but guessing just several weeks. Will know more in a couple days. Will also keep placing updates on the barometer: http://www.open-emr.org/wiki/index.php/OpenEMR_Certification_Stage_II_Meaningful_Use#Completion_Barometer -brady OpenEMR
All that said it is a worthwhile thing to discuss for the LibreHealth community. Therefore I am starting a thread about it.
Couple of starting questions:
- Should we consider certification at all, or recommend OpenEMR to those that need MU?
- Should we consider some kind of modular certification approach? ie: LibreHealth provides some, but not all the the modules needed for MU (2 or 3) and we help identify and integrate with other projects for the rest?