First certified round of electronic health records named

October 22, 2010

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology announced that it has tested and certified 33 electronic health record products under the government program that certifies the EHRs as being capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 meaningful use as approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology announced that it has tested and certified 33 electronic health record (EHR) products under the government program that certifies the EHRs as being capable of meeting the 2011/2012 criteria supporting Stage 1 meaningful use as approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

A certified system is required to qualify eligible Medicare providers and hospitals for $44,000 over 5 years under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The certifications include 19 complete EHRs that meet all of the 2011/2012 criteria and 14 EHR Modules that meet 1 or more-but not all-of the criteria.

View the list at http://www.cchit.org.