Certification marches on

February 9, 2007

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), a government-backed private entity, has certified 18 more EHRs for functionality, security, and interoperability. Most are from smaller vendors, the best known of which are MedInformatix and InteGreat. (Henry Schein Medical Systems, a major supplier of medical products, also got its newly acquired MicroMD EHR certified.)

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT), a government-backed private entity, has certified 18 more EHRs for functionality, security, and interoperability. Most are from smaller vendors, the best known of which are MedInformatix and InteGreat. (Henry Schein Medical Systems, a major supplier of medical products, also got its newly acquired MicroMD EHR certified.)

With this batch of certifications, CCHIT has now placed its imprimatur on 55 office-based products. The organization estimates that this represents about 25 percent of the companies in the ambulatory EHR field.