More EMRs certified
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 21, 2007
Thirty electronic medical record systems for ambulatory care recently received certification from the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology.
The CCHIT is an industry-sponsored commission made up of members from the American Health Information Management Assn., the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the National Alliance for Health Information Technology. The commission operates with the help of a three-year, $7.5 million grant from the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Over the past year the commission has inspected 98 ambulatory electronic health record products and awarded certification to 81 using 2006 criteria. The application period for certification using 2007 criteria began on May 1. A list of certified products is available online (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/05/21/bibf0521.htm.