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 vendors which applied for certification of their products as complete EHRs "but testing could not be completed on a small number of criteria (such as electronic prescribing) because planned updates to the test procedures by NIST were not available at the time of testing." Such "EHR Module" certified products may seek certification as a complete EHRs in the near future. Via Healthcare IT News:
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology announced Oct. 1 that it has tested and certified 33 Electronic Health Record products under the ONC-ATCB program.
CCHIT is one of three Approved Testing and Certification Bodies, designated by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). The other two are the Drummond Group and InfoGard Laboratories, Inc.
The ATCBs certify that the EHRs are capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 meaningful use. Certification is required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The CCHIT certifications include 19 Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology, and 14 EHR Modules, which meet one or more – but not all – of the criteria.
"CCHIT announces 33 certifications," Healthcare IT News (October 1, 2010).