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Montana hospital one of first to sue vendor in court over non-compliant EHR system

Healthcare providers face many challenges in trying to keep up with ever more rigorous requirements for EHR software compliance.  EHR software vendors seem to be struggling, too, in many cases causing their clients to fail the federal EHR certification requirements, thereby

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Public-private group, eHealth Exchange, to oversee development of health info network

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is passing management of the Nationwide Health Information Network to a coalition of public and private health care organizations. Via Modern Healthcare: Following last month’s announcement that “now is not

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CCHIT certifies 19 complete EHRs and 14 EHR modules

On October 1, 2010, CCHIT announced certifications of 19 “complete” EHR products, including, for example, Epic products for both hospitals and eligible professionals, and Allscripts and GE Centricity products for eligible professionals. CCHIT also certified 14 “module” EHR products, from

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CCHIT to launch certification process on September 20, 2010

According to Karen Bell, MD, chair of the Certification Commission on Health Information Technology (CCHIT), her organization will begin accepting applications for HHS certification as early as September 20, 2010.  Via Healthcare IT News: CCHIT is authorized to offer HHS certification for

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In the news: medical ID theft on the rise; CHIME comments on meaningful; and more

Javelin Strategy & Research survey found over 275,000 cases of medical identity theft in 2009, with an average price tag greater than $12,000 per incident.  This is twice as many cases as in 2008.  Keeping health information safe is going to

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CCHIT certifies EHR products for Preliminary ARRA 2011 program

Via Healthcare IT News: The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has certified 14 electronic health record products that pass muster for provider use under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). “We believe it will be a challenge

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CCHIT to launch Preliminary ARRA Certification program next month

While the ONCHIT Advisory Committees continue to work on defining “meaningful use,” the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) plans to launch a new certification program for electronic health records systems based on the new requirements for such systems

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Government Health IT: CCHIT to serve temporarily as sole EHR certifier

Via Government Health IT: The federal Health IT Policy Committee today endorsed recommendations that would leave the Certification Commission for Health IT in the short term as the sole organization authorized to certify health IT systems that qualified for funding

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