It may be a while before meaningful use gets its full authority and I do hope they included medical devices in the interpretation too. What devices and their reporting data is meaningful? CCHIT has the authority to certify according to the news today until the end of the year. BD
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As reformers feared, the advisory committee of NCHIT David Blumenthal’s HITECH advisory panel has thrown CCHIT a bone, suggesting it retain the sole power to certify gear as meeting government standards through December.
CCHIT will be sole Health IT Certifier, for now, headlined Government Health IT, but there may be less to this than meets the eye.
CCHIT Battles With Leavitt and Klepper Exchange Words and Opinions And One Install of a Hybrid EHR in Northern California