“Meaningful Use” EHR Certification Bodies AnnouncedAugust 31st, 2010
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced at least two companies have been named as an Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ATCB) to certify Electronic Health Records technology software applications for the ‘meaningful use’ requirements for Stage 1 incentives. The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) and The Drummond Group, Inc. are the first to be named by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to test and certified EHR technology that is necessary for providers to qualify for incentives. Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act created incentives to encourage providers to adopt and use an EHR in a defined meaningful manner with the ultimate goal to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs.
As an EHR vendor, MediSYS is excited to see the identification of these certification bodies so we can move forward with the process of helping providers achieve meaningful use incentives while streamlining patient care.
For more information about the ONC certification programs visit http://healthit.hhs.gov/certification.