CCHIT Certifies 30 Additional EHR Products | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

CCHIT Certifies 30 Additional EHR Products

April 30, 2007
by root
| Reprints

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has certified 30 additional electronic health record (EHR) products for office-based physicians, bringing the total number of certifications to 81 since the program began one year ago.

Full compliance was demonstrated in 83 percent of ambulatory EHR product inspections. The commission also estimated that more than 40 percent of companies with ambulatory EHR products have been certified.

In other CCHIT news, plans have been launched to reorganize the work group structure. New work groups will take on certification of health information networks and emergency department EHRs, as well as address requirements for children's healthcare and cardiovascular medicine.

Applications for certification of ambulatory EHRs under the 2007 criteria will open on May 1.

Topics

News

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

In GAO Report, More Concern over VA VistA Modernization Project

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is calling into question the more than $1 billion that has been spent to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health IT system.

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.