June 27, 2012
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) believes a private-public partnership would be better to run the future Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), rather than a federal body alone.
April 11, 2011
Trade groups, certifying bodies worry about timeline
April 11, 2011
"Meaningful use" has become a household term in the healthcare IT world. Some 50,000 eligible providers have signed up to participate so far in the most ambitious U.S. health IT adoption program to date.
March 07, 2011
A survey sponsored by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has revealed significant concerns about the measures put forth in the preliminary Stages 2 and 3 meaningful use criteria.
October 25, 2010
As of Oct. 12, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has verified 40 products, which have been certified by two Approved Testing and Certification Bodies (ATCB) for use under the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive program.
October 12, 2010
CCHIT chair Karen Bell says the EHR certification process required for meaningful use is moving steadily in the right direction. "It's a little bit like the Wild West because things are changing so rapidly," she said. "But we're clearly making progress."
October 07, 2010
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a website where providers can find products that have been certified for meaningful use.
September 17, 2010
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) is seeking senior healthcare executives to serve on its voluntary Board of Trustees and Board of Commissioners.
July 27, 2010
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) announced Tuesday the launch of new CCHIT Certified programs in three specialty areas for electronic health records.
July 01, 2010
The Certification Commission has selected two new, all-volunteer panels to develop criteria for electronic health records (EHRs) in women's health and in oncology, the latest domains to be added to CCHIT's independently-developed certification programs.