Still, those that now possess CCHIT
usability ratings and certification have positioned themselves in the forefront of the certification process.
, the Chicago group formed in late 2004 by three health IT-related organizations at the behest of the first national coordinator, Dr.
More information on CCHIT
Certified[R] products and ONC-ATCB certified electronic health record technology is available at http://cchit.org.
lifts fall expected to start up its EHR Certification Alternative for Hospitals for providers that have self-developed or modified certain EHR modules.
According to CCHIT
, athenahealth's EHR service meets the Certification Commission's EHR criteria for physician office-based use.
Know the quality of service commitments of the other systems through service level agreements or by the other system's certification through an organization like CCHIT
, or published test results from an event like IHE's annual Connectathon event.
"Two key new areas of interoperability are required to achieve 08 certification," said Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D., chair, CCHIT
. "First, ambulatory EHRs must be capable of advanced electronic prescribing functions so physicians can qualify for bonuses under Medicare's new incentive program.
I do know that current vendor CCHIT
certification (2008) is not sufficient to qualify a practice for stimulus funds.
Currently, only the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT
) can certify an EHR; however, certification/adoption workgroup members emphasized the need for more than one certifying organization and recommended that any certifying groups be distinct from those that set the certification criteria.
While the legislation leaves the definition of "certification" up to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, many people believe that the government will adopt specifications included in current testing through the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT
The committee called for the creation of a certification process for ensuring functionality, security and interoperability in EHRs supported by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT