With the recent news we may have been wondering where CCHIT, the body that has been certifying medical records would go and this is the answer. CCHIT will submit to be a certifying party along with others to work with medical record vendor to certify integration and functionality. BD
CCHIT is pleased that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has issued the final rule to establish the temporary certification program for electronic health records (EHRs), and we are currently reviewing the rule to determine the impact it has on our plans for a final ARRA certification program. We will request an application to become an ONC Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) as soon as it is available this week.