Wednesday, May 20, 2009

CCHIT New Criteria: 2009-2010

The CCHIT (Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology) has approved 2009-2010 criteria for certification of ambulatory, inpatient and emergency department electronic health records (EHRs). This data will be published on May 29 on the website.

Is your current EHR CCHIT certified? Will is still be certified next year? I think many physicians want to know about the specific criteria to be a "qualified EHR" according to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Plus, you'd have to demonstrate "meaningful use" of your EHR system (have we defined "meaningful use" yet?). Perhaps you'd like to hear what Dr. Mark Leavitt said about this matter. You can also find that on the website.

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