Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT)

Marshfield Clinic
By Frank Irving 08:10 am February 10, 2015
A Wisconsin private practice will unveil an electronic health records system at HIMSS15 complete with advanced clinical documentation and charge capture.
Michael James McCoy, MD, ONC's Chief Health Information Officer
By Bernie Monegain 10:12 am January 21, 2015
National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD, has appointed a practicing physician to head a newly created role: Chief Health Information Officer.
Alisa Ray
By Bernie Monegain 10:33 am November 03, 2014
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, better known by its acronym CCHIT, is ending all operations, and expects to conclude the process by later this month. The closure follows an announcement earlier this year that it would stop EHR certifications and focus on advisory services.
CEO explains CCHIT's new plans
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am February 04, 2014
CCHIT surprised many in the industry this past week when it announced it would be bowing out of the EHR certification game to focus on advisory services and thought leadership. Alisa Ray, executive director and CEO of the standards and testing pioneer, spoke with Healthcare IT News about the rationale behind that decision.
CCHIT to cease EHR certifications
By Mike Miliard 10:43 am January 29, 2014
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology will stop offering ONC testing and certification services. Instead, CCHIT will work toward increased IT interoperability by counseling providers and developers on certified EHR requirements, the group announced Jan. 29.
By Diana Manos 10:23 am October 23, 2013
As 2013 draws to a close, federal certification bodies are seeing an uptick in EHR vendors applying to be certified under 2014 criteria. But not all companies are finding the process to be a cakewalk, as they grapple with clinical quality measures, interoperability and automated measure calculation for reporting metrics.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am May 20, 2013
Not all electronic health records are created equal. At least that’s the message ONC officials communicated April 25 when they announced that two EHRs, previously certified under the EHR Incentive Programs, failed to meet industry requirements and have since had their certifications revoked.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 28, 2013
This spring, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is launching the pilot phase of its new health information exchange compliance-testing program.
By Anthony Brino 04:01 pm April 05, 2013
Rather than trying to create new information exchange governance standards, the Office of the National Coordinator is pursuing the goal of nationwide HIE interoperability and security via a cooperative agreement with Direct Trust and the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup to build on current successes, while sorting out ongoing barriers.
By Molly Merrill 10:26 am January 18, 2013
Meaningful use has unintentionally shifted the market's attention away from child health electronic health records (EHRs), according to Feliciano "Pele" Yu, Jr., MD, chief medical information officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital. However, this has not stopped advocates from working to get pediatric functionality into EHRs through innovative...

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