September 3, 2010 — One of the requirements of the federal program to reward providers for using electronic health records (EHRs) is that providers must use a “certified” EHR.
The government has just initiated its process to decide which companies will be eligible to determine if an EHR product is “certified.” This week, two companies were recognized as having this ability — the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology and the Drummond Group Inc. These companies will immediately begin testing EHR products and will provide certification when applicable.
Once products receive certification, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information will develop and maintain a “Certified HIT Product List” (CHPL) that will be available in the fall of 2010 at http://healthit.hhs.gov.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org