CCHIT Approves EHR Systems Under New Criteria

June 24, 2011
The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced the first group of products certified under its

The Chicago-based Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) has announced the first group of products certified under its two new programs — CCHIT Certified 2011 Comprehensive and Preliminary ARRA 2011.

Both programs inspect EHR technology against proposed Federal standards to support providers in qualifying for 2011-2012 incentives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

According to the Commission, the CCHIT Certified 2011 Comprehensive program provides a rigorous inspection of integrated EHR functionality, interoperability, and security, in full compliance with Federal standards. The Preliminary ARRA 2011 program is a modular, limited certification that inspects technology only against the Federal standards and offers maximal flexibility for health IT companies, developers and providers in meeting certification requirements.

The product certified in the CCHIT Certified 2011 Comprehensive program is ABELMed EHR-EMR/PM, Version 11, by ABEL Medical Software Inc. The products certified in the Preliminary ARRA 2011 program are:

· eHealth Made EASY, Version 3, by eHealth Made EASY, LLC, supporting 2 of 27 meaningful use objectives for eligible providers and 2 of 24 objectives for hospitals.

· KIS Track, Version 5.1, by Kaulkin Information Systems, supporting 2 of 27 objectives for eligible providers.

· Medios, Version 4.5, by IOS Health Systems, supporting 27 of 27 objectives for eligible providers.

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