CCHIT has been recognized by ONC as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) for EHRs. It is authorized to offer HHS certification for complete EHRs that meet all of the Stage 1, 2011/2012 HHS/ONC criteria, as well as certification for modular EHR products that meet one or more – but not all – of […]
While ONC has been moving at a pretty good clip since December when it released the Meaningful Use NPRM and Certification IFR, right up until the announcement this week of its final temporary certification program, it’s apparent just how jammed up its timeline is becoming. The temporary program seems clear enough, as there is minimal […]
Karen Bell, M.D. — most recently SVP, Health Information Technology Services with Masspro — has been named chair of CCHIT, effective April 26. Prior to her tenure at Masspro, the federally-contracted QIO within Massachusetts, Bell was director, Office of Health Information Technology Adoption and acting deputy at ONC, and was ONC’s representative on CCHIT’s board of commissioners from 2006 to 2008. She also has served as division director for the quality improvement group, office of standards and quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and medical director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, among other positions.
“There is a lot of confusion among providers that is interfering with EHR adoption progress, so we are taking four steps to bring more clarity to the situation,” stated Mark Leavitt, M.D., Ph.D. CCHIT’s chair, in a press release this morning. Specifically, the Commission is taking the following steps: Making the CCHIT Certified program fully […]
Certain criteria and standards in the Certification and Implementation IFR may represent “a step backwards in progress toward EHR interoperability, by dropping standards that were already federally recognized and widely adopted, while other criteria demand an unrealistic leap forward,” stated CCHIT in a recently filed comment letter to CMS. “… the criteria and standards need […]