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CCHIT


November 4, 2014  10:02 AM

CCHIT ceases operations, donates assets to HIMSS Foundation

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
CCHIT, HIMSS, ONC

After ten years of working for the health IT community, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced it will

September 23, 2014  12:14 PM

Morton in, Fridsma out in separate ONC staff transactions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Alicia Morton, CCHIT, Doug Fridsma, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, ONC

Months after restructuring its internal organization, the ONC now has to adjust to two recent major staff changes. U.S. Navy Capt. Alicia Morton was...


December 18, 2012  12:52 PM

Accountable care organization model in the works by EHR-certifier

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, CCHIT, EHR certification, ONC

An IT model for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is being developed by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). CCHIT is authorized by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to certify electronic health record products.


January 21, 2011  2:00 PM

CCHIT launches custom EHR certification program

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
CCHIT, custom EHR certification, EHR certification, electronic health records

Hospitals using uncertified health IT software or custom-made electronic health record (EHR) technology now have the chance to get their systems certified for meaningful use. This week, the Certification...


January 3, 2011  12:03 PM

Additional EHR certification bodies named

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, ICSA Labs, InfoGard, ONC-ACTB, Surescripts

In recent weeks, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has named three additional electronic health record (EHR) authorized testing and certification bodies, aka ONC-ATCBs. The new organizations are ICSA Labs, a security...


November 15, 2010  2:23 PM

CCHIT launching custom EHR certification program for hospitals

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, hospital information systems

Many U.S. hospitals have spent years developing and maintaining custom electronic health record (EHR) systems. For those facilities, the prospect of receiving HITECH Act...

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September 1, 2010  8:42 AM

ONC doles out first EHR certification powers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CCHIT, EHR, EHR certification, hitech, ONC, ONC-ACTB

The federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT made its long-awaited announcement naming the firstĀ 


July 6, 2010  9:46 AM

New EHR certification rule draws a crowd

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR certification, Meaningful use, ONC

We've known for quite some time that electronic health record (EHR) certification would soon cease to be a one-pony show. We just didn't expect the derby to get so crowded. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act set in motion a process to open up EHR...


April 13, 2010  12:28 PM

Ensuring effective EHR use, and other health IT news this week

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT, EHR implementation, HIMSS Analytics, ipad, NHIN, NHIN Direct, phr

As the deadline for achieving meaningful use nears, some electronic health record (EHR) vendors are beginning to guarantee that their products will help providers meet meaningful use criteria.

Sounds good, right? Unfortunately, it means nothing.


March 23, 2010  12:46 PM

CCHIT certification revamp announced — but you already knew that

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
CCHIT

Today, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology issued a press release announcing the April 7 reopening of the CCHIT certification process and the formal...


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