Making Strides in Certification

No one is a bigger critic of HITECH than I, but I have to give credit where it’s due. Before we started down this road, there was one certification organization — CCHIT — and it had all sorts of PR problems in the form of links to vendor-run HIMSS. But at that time, without certification […]

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Is Self-Certifying the Path to Tranquility?

As Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism once said “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” When I first read the announcement from CCHIT in November that they had a process for Hospitals to self certify their EHR Environment for Meaningful Use, I was thrown back to ancient eastern philosophy […]

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Program Aims to Help Hospitals Meet Certification Mark

CCHIT Program Designed for Hospital Environments

CCHIT is launching a new EHR certification program for hospitals that have uncertified legacy software, customized commercial products or self-developed EHR systems. “The EHR Alternative Certification for Hospitals,” or EACH program, is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification for installed hospital EHR technology. The program contains three phases, all of which are designed to give applicants the greatest […]

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CCHIT Launching Program for Complex Hospital EHR Environments

Program Launched for Hybrid Hospital EHRs

On Dec. 15, CCHIT will launch a new EHR certification program for hospitals that have uncertified legacy software, customized commercial products or have developed their own EHR systems. “The EHR Alternative Certification for Hospitals,” or EACH program, is an ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification for installed hospital EHR technology. The program will be introduced at a Web cast […]

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CCHIT Begins HITECH Certifications, InfoGard Joins Party

CCHIT has launched its ONC-ATCB program for EHRs to certify they are capable of meeting 2011/2012 Stage 1 Meaningful Use criteria. The certification will be offered for Complete EHRs that meet all HHS 2010/2011 criteria and EHR Modules that meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria. According to the organization, […]

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