Health Information Management

New CCHIT certification process to remain flexible as ARRA details unfold

HIM-HIPAA Insider, June 2, 2009

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On May 29, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced its 2009-2010 certification criteria. CCHIT’s 2009-2010 criteria pertain to EHRs used in the following settings:

  • Ambulatory (office-based)
  • Inpatient (hospital-based)
  • Emergency department

There are also newly developed stand-alone criteria for e-prescribing and updated criteria for ambulatory add-on options in child health and cardiovascular medicine. Each set of criteria will include a simplified user’s guide to help providers and others understand how the current criteria map to requirements already outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

 



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