ONC announces certification bodies http://www.afiahealth.com/onc-announces-certification-bodies/
On Monday August 30, 2010, the ONC announced that there will be two official certifying bodies for Electronic Health Records. This is good news because now there will be options for smaller vendors or home grown systems, and it should drive the costs down. This will also create competition to drive the certification process in a more efficient and effective direction.
Initial EHR Certification Bodies Named
Key step in national initiative toward adoption of electronic health records
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT), Chicago, Ill. and the Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), Austin, Texas, were named today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the first technology review bodies that have been authorized to test and certify electronic health record (EHR) systems for compliance with the standards and certification criteria that were issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. Read More ->