The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology(CCHIT) says that McKesson's Practice Partner 9.2.1 software is CCHIT Certified and meets the Commission's ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2007.
As a CCHIT Certified product, the company says that Practice Partner 9.2.1 software has been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a set of updated criteria for:
Â§ functionality (ability to create and manage electronic records for all patients, as well as automating workflow in a physician's office)
Â§ interoperability (ability to receive and send electronic data to other entities such as pharmacies and laboratories), and
Â§ security (ability to keep patients' information safe).
The CCHIT certification applies to the EHR component of McKesson's Practice Partner solution, a suite of integrated EHR and practice management applications designed to automate the functions of a physician practice, says the company. McKesson says that its solution includes Practice Partner Patient Records, an electronic medical records system; Medical Billing, a practice management system; and Appointment Scheduler, which manages scheduling.