Definition Thursday: CCHIT


Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT):

CCHIT is an independent, non-governmental, and nonprofit certification body for electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR). CCHIT has been certifying EMR and EHR systems since 2006. It has been approved by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as a certified Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).

To become CCHIT certified, an EMR / EHR system must undergo functionality, interoperability, and security inspections to ensure the system supports meaningful use. An EMR / EHR system can also be certified in the ONC-ATCB program for meaningful use.

Finding the appropriate electronic medical record (EMR) software for your practice can be a daunting task. There are literally hundreds of choices available and many factors to consider. The quality and work flow of your practice depend on your making the right selection, as does your ability to collect payments from the U.S. government. To make matters worse, most information sources out there utilize a myriad of abbreviations and acronyms further complicating the process and causing frustration. To help minimize this, each Thursday Blog will publish a relevant abbreviation or acronym you will come across during your EMR software search!

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