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First CCHIT Certified EMR’s

The first CCHIT certified EMR products have arrived with the announcement here. ‘On July 18, 2006, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced the first ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) products to attain CCHIT Certified status.The following CCHIT Certified products have been tested and passed inspection of 100 percent of a comprehensive set of criteria for: Functionality…Interoperability…Security… Despite the triumphant announcement, a close reading of the criteria reveals that many of the criteria are still being defined. This seems like a less than rigorous certification. As well, is certification desirable to begin with?