The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) has certified 30 additional electronic health record (EHR) products for office-based physicians, bringing the total number of certifications to 81 since the program began one year ago.
Full compliance was demonstrated in 83 percent of ambulatory EHR product inspections. The commission also estimated that more than 40 percent of companies with ambulatory EHR products have been certified.
In other CCHIT news, plans have been launched to reorganize the work group structure. New work groups will take on certification of health information networks and emergency department EHRs, as well as address requirements for children's healthcare and cardiovascular medicine.
Applications for certification of ambulatory EHRs under the 2007 criteria will open on May 1.