No Backlog for Meaningful Use Testing and Certification

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has begun posting names of certified electronic medical records (EMRs), and says it does not anticipate a backlog accommodating additional testing. Meaningful use certification is required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The CCHIT has increased its capacity to accommodate anticipated increased demand. “All of the developers who have sought a testing date have been able to get their preferred date,” said Alisa Ray, executive director of the CCHIT. On October 1, the CCHIT announced it had completed 33 certifications as an authorized certification testing body (ACTB) in just a little more than three weeks.The certifications include 19 complete EHRs (i.e., those that meet all of the 2011-2012 criteria), and 14 EHR modules (i.e., those that meet one or more criteria, but not all). The CCHIT expects to announce more certified EHR products each week as testing is completed. The CCHIT is posting certified products to its web site . The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology says it will also post the names of certified products, but a URL is not yet available. Related articles Commission Announces First ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 Certifications The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has begun posting names of certified electronic medical records (EMRs), and says it does not anticipate a backlog accommodating additional testing.

Meaningful use certification is required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The CCHIT has increased its capacity to accommodate anticipated increased demand. “All of the developers who have sought a testing date have been able to get their preferred date,” said Alisa Ray, executive director of the CCHIT.

On October 1, the CCHIT announced it had completed 33 certifications as an authorized certification testing body (ACTB) in just a little more than three weeks.The certifications include 19 complete EHRs (i.e., those that meet all of the 2011-2012 criteria), and 14 EHR modules (i.e., those that meet one or more criteria, but not all). The CCHIT expects to announce more certified EHR products each week as testing is completed.

The CCHIT is posting certified products to its web site. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology says it will also post the names of certified products, but a URL is not yet available.

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