The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology has approved final 2009-2010 criteria for a number of its EHR certification efforts. But it will delay launching its inspection programs using the new criteria until the federal government prepares a draft rule for carrying out the economic stimulus EHR incentives.
CCHIT has approved new criteria for certification of ambulatory, inpatient and emergency department electronic health records. The Chicago-based organization also has approved criteria for its new, stand-alone electronic prescribing certification. And it has approved updated criteria for the ambulatory EHR add-on options for child health and cardiovascular medicine.
CCHIT will publish a guide to mapping all the new criteria to the characteristics of a qualified EHR as described in the economic stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. That guide, and all the new criteria, will be available May 29 at http://www.cchit.org.
CCHIT will delay launch of its 2009-2010 inspection programs until it reviews a new federal “draft rule” of standards and certification criteria for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments under ARRA, says Mark Leavitt, M.D., who chairs CCHIT. That rule is due Aug. 26.
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