Tag Archives: Medical Diagnostic Equipment

Proposed Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

June 8, 2012
Although the proposed technical criteria are intended to address most of the barriers that have been identified as affecting the accessibility and usability of medical diagnostic equipment, not every barrier is addressed in the proposed standards.

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EHR Standards and Certification Criteria

May 7, 2012
In the proposed rules for Stage 2, we were similarly troubled to see CMS state that: However, providers should be aware that while meaningful use is limited to the capabilities of CEHRT to provide online access there may be patients who cannot access their EHRs electronically because of their disability.

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Proposed Federal Legislation to Increase Healthcare Accessibility

July 19, 2007
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has introduced legislation to establish accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment and create wellness grants to fund health programs that focus on the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities.

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