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Tuesday January 16, 2024

Are you Ready for HTI-1?

Staying ahead of regulatory trends and keeping our partner hospitals up-to-date and compliant has put MEDHOST at the forefront of community healthcare for over 40 years. That’s because we believe rising to meet the challenges of today means securing a healthy future for tomorrow.

In this post, we’ll discuss HT1-1, what it means to you, and how we’re prepared to help our partner facilities stay ahead of regulatory updates.

What is HTI-1?

The ONC published the final rule for “Health Data, Technology, and Interoperability: Certification Program Updates, Algorithm Transparency, and Information Sharing” (HTI-1) on January 9, 2024, to update implementations related to the 21st Century Cures Act, expand interoperability, and promoting health equity.

From a certification perspective, an impactful component of the HTI-1 rule is “editionless” certification. This update has been perceived to provide a consistent, transparent, and incremental update cycle.

Just like other iterative regulatory requirements participating facilities must adhere to, compliance with HTI-1 is mandatory.

How Can You Prepare?

In the coming years, programs like HTI-1 will redefine government requirements across the healthcare industry, putting increased demands on providers and opening the door for new technologies and advanced care modalities.

Staying ahead of technological evolution, embracing software innovation, and ensuring regulatory compliance requires a strategy driven by leading practices, a focus on end-user adoption, and execution through partnerships between facilities and their IT vendors.

MEDHOST Elevate: Your Path to Compliance and Modernization

Extremely tight timeframes complicate the path to meaningful use. In response, MEDHOST has launched our most ambitious customer support initiative yet—MEDHOST ElevateTM—to sustain and prepare our partner hospitals for these changes while empowering them with greater financial, clinical, and operational resiliency than ever before.

For customers participating in the HTI-1 program, we offer comprehensive guidance and expert support, assisting them every step of the way—from their current state to successful implementation.

If you're interested in learning more about how we can help your facility stay ahead of regulatory trends, email us at or call 1.800.383.6278.

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