2023 MIPS IA_AHE_10: Adopt Certified Health Information Technology for Security Tags for Electronic Health Record Data

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Activity Weighting


Subcategory Name

Achieving Health Equity

Activity Description

Use security labeling services available in certified Health Information Technology (IT) for electronic health record (EHR) data to facilitate data segmentation. Certification criteria for security tags may be found in the ONC Health IT Certification Program at 45 CFR 170.315(b)(7) and (b)(8).


To promote the adoption of technology certified to the Security tags-summary of care send and Security tags-summary of care receive criteria at 45 CFR 170.315(b)(7) and (b)(8) in the ONC Health IT Certification Program.

Suggested Documentation

Evidence of eligible clinician's practice working with their EHR vendor to implement technology meeting the security tags criteria at 45 CFR 170.315 (b)(7) and (b)(8) in practice systems and clinic workflows. Documentation can include the following elements:

1) Screen shots of the EHR including security tag technology meeting the certification criteria; OR

2) EHR-vendor documentation of the addition of security tagging certified health IT in the practice's systems; AND/OR

3) Practice policies & procedures manual and/or training materials related to security tagging technology meeting the certified health IT criteria in the EHR; AND/OR

4) Submission of a CMS EHR Certification ID for the certified health IT used by the eligible clinician which includes health IT certified to 45 CFR 170.315(b)(7) and (b)(8).


HealthIT.gov. (n.d.). "Security tags - summary of care - send" criterion (45 CFR 170.315(b)(7)), https://www.healthit.gov/test-method/data-segmentation-privacy-send; "Security tags - summary of care - receive" criterion (45 CFR 170.315(b)(8)), https://www.healthit.gov/test-method/data-segmentation-privacy-receive.

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