Health IT Certification Body Shuts its Doors

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), the body that certified health IT products, as well as educational products and services, announced it will be shutting down effective November 14, 2014.

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EHR Incentives and Product Certification

In the August magazine, Mark Leavitt, MD, PhD, describes how product certification reduces risk and effort in selecting electronic health record systems. Certification also plays a role in promoting financial incentives for physician practices that adopt EHRs. Organizations offering incentives necessarily put eligibility requirements around EHR systems to ensure that participating systems can deliver baseline benefits in quality...

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