The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT, Chicago) has published its approved final criteria for certification of inpatient and emergency department EHR products and enterprise EHR certification for vendors providing interoperable ambulatory, inpatient, and ED records.
The first round of applications for certification under the new 2008 criteria will be accepted August 1-14, with certified products expected to be announced in November. The final certification criteria, test scripts and associated program policy documents can be accessed (are available) on the Commission’s Web site. Also available at the site are documents for public comments, which can be posted through July 20.
The application period for ambulatory, child health and cardiovascular medicine EHRs will run from July 1-14. Vendor education sessions are being offered July 29-31 for all CCHIT Certified 08 EHR programs (check back at CCHIT on June 24 for details).